Is Alabama unstoppable in College Football Playoff ?
’Bama’s dynasty like no other in college football
ATLANTA – Nick Saban’s greatest rival, his most persistent foe, is human nature. So far, Saban is winning that matchup.
Alabama’s coach has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff national championship game for the third straight season. Alabama has won four national titles since Saban took over in 2007, and played for another. Only once since 2008 has Alabama lost more than a single regularseason game.
There has never been anything quite like this Crimson Tide dynasty in college football.
Alabama has been the sport’s equivalent to the NFL’s Patriots during Saban’s time, fitting since he once worked for New England coach Bill Belichick, the winner of a record five Super Bowls.
Add a BCS championship Saban won while the head coach at LSU, and his five poll-era national championships leave him one short of a record held by the man who coached Alabama’s first dynasty, Paul “Bear” Bryant. Saban can match the Bear on Monday night when No. 4 Alabama faces No. 3 Georgia in an all-Southeastern Conference national championship game that President Trump is expected to attend.
Relentlessly driven and motivated by competition for competition’s sake, Saban has engineered a complacencyproof program in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Whether it is lunchtime basketball with the assistant coaches or what has become Alabama’s annual appearance in the national title game, the 66year-old Saban only knows one approach.
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