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Julio Had Good Statistics In Loss

There might have been a little conversation about Julio Jones this week, except for a couple of minor details. One, another receiver playing in the game was more spectacular than Jones. More important, Jones was on the wrong end of a spanking.

Alabama junior wide receiver Julio Jones has been the favorite whipping boy of various journalists and broadcasters for the past year and a half. Oh, sure, there were occasional retreats from criticism, such as when he had a handful of clutch catches in Alabama's come-from-behind win at Auburn last year. Everyone, though, seems to have a better prospect for all-star recognition. Not counting...