Tide schedule preview: Ole Miss 

June, 27, 2013
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Editor's note: The season is nearly upon us and TideNation is taking steps to get you ready for every one of Alabama's regular season opponents. Every Tuesday and Thursday we'll go through each week of the Crimson Tide's schedule, starting with the season-opener against Virginia Tech and closing with the finale against Auburn.

The rundown
2012 overall record: 7-6
2012 SEC record: 3-5, fifth in the SEC West
Record all time against Alabama: 3-9-46
Last meeting: Sept. 29, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Starters returning
Offense: 8; Defense: 11; Kicker/punter: 0

Top returners
DE C.J. Johnson, WE Donte Moncrief, LB Denzel Nkemdiche, LB Mike Marry, CB Charles Sawyer, RB Jeff Scott, QB Bo Wallace

Key losses
OG A.J. Hawkins, ATH Randall Mackey, DT Gilbert Pena, K Bryson Rose

2012 statistical leaders (*returners)
Rushing: Jeff Scott* (846 yards)
Passing: Bo Wallace* (2,994 yards)
Receiving: Donte Moncrief* (979 yards)
Tackles: Denzel Nkemdiche* (82)
Sacks: C.J. Johnson* (6.5)
Interceptions: Dehendret Collins*, Senquez Golson*, Denzel Nkemdiche* (tied at 3)

The Opening: Event Recap
Alabama commits Blake Barnett and Calvin Ridley were named Elite 11 and event MVP, respectively, at Nike's The Opening. National recruiting director Tom Luginbill interviews the MVPs, and recruiting analyst Craig Haubert breaks down other top performers.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video

SEC SCOREBOARD

Thursday, 8/28
Saturday, 8/30
Sunday, 8/31