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Saturday, December 5, 2009
Fast start for the Tide

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Outside of Julio Jones' drop on third down, it's been an impressive start for Alabama.

What really stands out is how poised quarterback Greg McElroy was on that first drive, leading to Leigh Tiffin's 48-yard field goal. And then McElroy comes right back on his first pass of the second possession and throws a strike to tight end Colin Peek.

Alabama got good pressure on Tim Tebow on third down during Florida's first possession, but the coverage down the field was even better.

Here's the other thing: If Jeffery Demps doesn't drop that second-down pass on the sideline, he might still be running.