McElroy Leading Alabama College Football Odds

College football betting odds are going to favor Alabama a lot in 2009.

The Crimson Tide is considered an online betting national title contender even though they will have a new quarterback leading them this season.  College football betting line has Greg McElroy taking the reins for Alabama this season.

College football betting odds at the online sportsbook have Alabama favored by 6.5 point in their opener against Virginia Tech.  Whether or not the Tide wins, and covers the college football betting line, will depend a lot on the play of McElroy.  He is taking over for John Parker Wilson who was Alabama’s all-time leading passer as college football betting odds stats show.  This is not the first time McElroy has followed a star quarterback though.  College football betting odds tell us he took over from Chase Daniel in high school and led the team to a state title. "The fact that I played behind Chase has prepared me for this moment," McElroy said.

McElroy won the starting job over Star Jackson and Thomas Darrah in spring practice as college football betting odds tell us. "We just feel like he's the man," receiver Mike McCoy said. "He's our Superman."  The Tide is considered the team that could contend with Florida this season in SEC college football betting odds and meet them in the SEC title game.  College football betting odds don’t have Alabama and Florida meeting in the regular season but they could play in the SEC Championship.

McElroy could be the key player for the Tide in college football betting odds. "Greg has stood out a lot to me," Alabama tailback Roy Upchurch said. "He went, in my opinion, from just a regular quarterback to a quarterback that will wow you. I think he's more of a spread-around type of quarterback, that he'll get it to anybody who's open and get it out of his hands real fast. He's really opened my eyes this year."

College football betting odds tell us that McElroy went through the Manning Passing Academy with Heisman favorites Colt McCoy of Texas and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford.  Just being mentioned with those two is high company but McElroy may end up deserving the praise as college football betting line info shows.

College football betting odds have Alabama as a 20-1 darkhorse to win the national title this season.  The Tide is +350 to win the SEC this season behind favored Florida in college football betting odds.  The Tide is a co-favorite on the college football betting line with LSU to win the SEC West Division.