Religion drives 'Bama back toward goal

Updated: October 29, 1999, 12:00 PM ET
By Mike Griffith | Scripps Howard News Service

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's Monday night, and the party is at Shaun Alexander's apartment.

Well, OK, it's not exactly the type of party you might expect on a college campus.

"We have our bible study on Monday nights," Alexander said. "Usually about 12 to 15 guys come over. It's fun. We memorize a verse and talk about God and life."

Life has been good at Alabama this football season thanks to Alexander. The soft-spoken tailback from Florence, Ky., has led ...

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