Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Nov 2013

ESPN: Alabama Versus Alabama

No program has been as consistently dominant in recent years as the Alabama Crimson Tide. Since 2008, coach Nick Saban's second year in Tuscaloosa, Alabama has lost only seven times in 76 games. It won its last four bowl games by a total of 107 points, and of course, three of those victories came in the BCS National Championship.

The Tide's extraordinary success distanced them from the pack unlike any other program we've measured, setting the stage for a run at an unprecedented third consecutive national title.

Alabama sits atop the BCS standings and has the inside track to claim another BCS bowl berth. But how do the Crimson Tide compare with other recent Alabama teams? How will this week's matchup with LSU be similar to other recent Alabama-LSU showdowns? We turned to FEI to see how this year's contender measures up on offense, defense, special teams and overall.

Posted by: Brian Fremeau on 05 Nov 2013

3 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2013, 12:27am by Will Allen


by Will Allen :: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 11:17am

I saw Saban's agent started making a play for a salary increase for ol' Nicky, yesterday, by saying that Nick would "only' consider leaving Alabama for the Texas job. Saban makes 5.3 million per year. Tuition, books, room and board at Alabama costs 24 grand a year. Big time college football is managed by swine and jackals.

Well, actually, I probably should refrain from slandering the actual pigs and jackals so blatantly.

by LionInAZ :: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 9:47pm

Swine, jackals, and even vultures have a positive role in the natural order of life. College football coaches and their agents do not.

by Will Allen :: Thu, 11/07/2013 - 12:27am

The sight of Saban having the gall to moralistically denounce agents, who make contact with players, as "pimps", was enough to gag a maggot.