In the spring of 2003, Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore had to find a new head football coach…
SEC Media Days: Croom Excited About New Season
Hoover, Ala.-–Nobody in the Southeastern Conference is happier about the start of the 2005 season than Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom. One year removed from answering question after question about being the first African-American head coach in the SEC, Croom said that he can now focus solely on football and getting the Bulldogs off the mat in the Western Division after a disappointing first season in Starkville. "We're looking forward to the season with great anticipation," Croom said. "A lot of that is because I feel like we're much improved over the end of last season. I don't think there's any question that we're better than we were at the end of last year. I base that on the attitudes of our players through the off-season, through spring practice and through the course of this summer based on where our strength coach has told us has taken place in our off-season program. "I think we're closer to being a team," Croom added. "I think we have a better idea of the concept of...
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