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Smith Not Concerned About Underdog Status

About the only time one expects to hear Ole Miss this week in discussing Alabama and Florida in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game is mention in passing that the Rebels defeated the Gators in Gainesville earlier this year. But one Alabama player had another reason to mention Mississippi Monday in discussing the upcoming game.

Alabama All-America offensive left tackle Andre Smith may appear to handle all defensive opponents with equal ease, but Smith has seen a difference in defenses in helping the Crimson Tide to a 12-0 record this year. And he sees a similarity in Florida's defense. Smith said the Gators' defense is "fast, pretty physical, and they are strong and explosive. They have a great defensive line, great... Recommended Stories