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What A Difference A Year Makes

Mark Barron

Mark Barron can expect a busy day Saturday, and he's probably looking forward to it. The Alabama safety leads the Southeastern Conference in interceptions with six through 10 games. If Chattanooga, Bama's Saturday foe, stays true to form, Barron can expect a number of opportunities to add to his interceptions.

The problem for Mark Barron and the Alabama pass defense in general, however, is that Chattanooga passes the ball frequently, but doesn't often throw the ball to the opponent. Mocs quarterback B. J. Coleman has thrown 376 passes and has been intercepted only seven times. Alabama, 10-0 and ranked second in the nation, closes out its home season and plays its final non-conference game of the year... Recommended Stories