Alabama's Justin Woodall (27) and Kareem Jackson (3) deflect a pass away from Mississippi's Shay Hodge, center, during the first half of their game Oct. 10, 2009 in Oxford, Miss.
Alabama's Justin Woodall (27) and Kareem Jackson (3) deflect a pass away from Mississippi's Shay Hodge, center, during the first half of their game Oct. 10, 2009 in Oxford, Miss. Oxford Eagle via AP
Alabama's Justin Woodall (27) and Kareem Jackson (3) deflect a pass away from Mississippi's Shay Hodge, center, during the first half of their game Oct. 10, 2009 in Oxford, Miss. Oxford Eagle via AP

Commentary: Tide will gauge progress for USC

October 12, 2009 12:00 AM