November 9, 2007

Brown looking forward to last chance against home-town team

As the media gathered around him, Titus Brown knew what was coming. As a senior and all-conference performer, Brown has grown accustomed to large contignents of media members sticking recorders and cameras in front of his face on a weekly basis. But this week has been different.

With the Bulldogs set to host No. 21 Alabama on Saturday before an expected sell-out crowd at Scott Field, this weekend's game isn't just another SEC game. It is perhaps the biggest SEC home game in several years for Sylvester Croom's program.

For Brown, Saturday's contest also represents one last crack at beating the school and the football program he once hoped to be a part of. So as the questions began to come, Brown was ready.

"I'm going to try to treat this game as I do all the other games," said Brown. "Every game is important, but there's a little bit of added interest to it. I am from Tuscaloosa and this game is one of those games you remember for the rest of your life."

Growing up five minutes from the heart of the University of Alabama campus, Brown admitted he had hoped to one day suit up for the Crimson Tide, but following his senior year at Hillcrest High School, the scholarship offer he had been waiting for never came.

Since arriving in Starkville, Brown has become one of the league's most consistent and effective defensive ends thanks in no small part to a burning desire to prove wrong those that doubted him.

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