Team preview: South Alabama

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:25 PM ET
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South Alabama John Pelphrey is having a ball now in the third year of his new life. The Jaguars just unveiled an expensive refurbishing of their practice facility and took a trip to Costa Rica to play four games against professional, national and club teams in early September.

But most importantly, after going 26-30 in his first two seasons since leaving the security of Billy Donovan's Florida Gators bench, Pelphrey's third season in Mobile features enough personnel for a return toward Sun Belt prominence.