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    by Published on 09-17-2012 12:20 PM
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    When Nick Saban landed at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in January of 2007 Alabama fans greeted him with hopes and dreams that Saban was their modern day Messiah preparing to lead the Alabama Nation to the promised land. Little did that excited group of overzealous Alabama Fans know that their hopes were about to become reality and their dreams were a modern day prophecy.​

    Those fan's faith in Nick Saban was answered when The Crimson Tide won its thirteenth National Championship in Saban's third year at the Capstone. Alabama's last National Championship Alabama was won in 1992 by Gene Stallings some 17 years prior to Saban arriving in Tuscaloosa.

    Two short years later Alabama did what many thought was impossible by beating LSU 21-0 for its fourteenth National Championship. Many in the media were calling LSU, "One of the greatest football teams in college history". That defeat on January 9, 2012, made Saban the only coach in history to win 3 BCS National Championship at two different universities.

    by Published on 08-25-2012 11:08 AM
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    Let's face it Alabama fans, after the last several year's of Alabama defenses fielding superstar household names like Rolando McClain, Terrance "Mount" Cody, Javier Arenas, Marcell Dareus, Mark Barron, Dont'a Hightower, Josh Chapman, Courtney Upshaw, and Dre' Kirkpatrick this year's Alabama defense is basically without faces and relatively unknown. The fact is that this year's defense will not be loaded with the big names of Alabama's recent past. In fact this Alabama defense could almost be described as a "No Name Defense".

    Even though the Crimson Tide offense still has some well known names on its roster like A.J. McCarron, Barrett Jones, D.J. Fluker, and Eddie Lacy taking the field this season the Crimson Tide's defense may be short on names but no one can argue this group is long on talent. This version of Alabama's defense is made up of 4 and 5 star players from top recruiting classes going all the way back to 2008, included several classes that held the No.1 spot in many of the nations recruiting services.