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This is a post from BlueandGold.com (Blue and Gold Illustrated) historian and writer Lou Somogyi:
"... If Alabama gets him (EV), this would get a little ridiculous. In 42 years of following college football, I've not seen a program that has recruiting, on-field results and NFL Draft excellence going the way Alabama does right now. I fear Saban might be creating a close to John Wooden-like status in college football. ..."
Lou has been covering and tracking college sports, specifically ND, for decades and is one of the more respected experts in the field. Very interesting take from someone that doesn't waste words.
This post was edited by Lucky 14 months ago
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Well, I don't have the credentials this dude has, but I've laid the Wooden comment out there reluctantly a time or two in the past.
Lucky, anyway to find out the longest running streak of teams being favored in NCAAFB? I think this might be a cool stat to know now and know going forward...the streak already has to be well into double digits...I'll guess 09 UGA is last time we were dogs.
"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
You know, I was marveling last night at where our program is. It's just mind-boggling. This period of time will be talked about forever in Alabama football lore and we're incredibly blessed as fans to be living out this dream.
We are living in historical times for Alabama football. Enjoy it friends . I was a student during
Bryant's tenure and thought it would never be that good again. RDTR
Very true comments. Im so anxious about today. This is going to a fun filled day.
SEC Champ Game vs. UF in 2009 was last time we were dogs.
Pretty sure USC has that record, can't find the article though.
Found it. USC had a 58 game streak where they were favored.
I nice thread to start the morning plus the good comments that followed.
"John Wooden-like dominance"
Never Gets Old
me too...I had no idea it would get this could and our coach would be held in the same esteem as Bear Bryant! Kudos to CNS & staff!!
EDIT: This was a reply to BAMAMANAGER
That would be UGA 08, not 09. And the above posted has it correct, we were underdogs vs FLA in 09.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BamaAussie 14 months ago
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It's "mind-bottling" on here buddy, let's get it right......
I would add, have we ever went out to Cali and straight up beat USC and ND for a player?
To take it a step further, I think all of that remains true even if Bama doesn't get EV.
Forgot about that one...thanks for the memory jogger.
Thanks for the link too, I had not seen that.
This post was edited by BAMAMANAGER 14 months ago
Yep, my mistake...all the wins just run together and so do the years...still remember very well the feeling I had after that black out game...that was when I really believed the perfect storm had been created and the one the ND dude above and the rest of CFB has finally been forced to realize and admit.
I would take us to break this record. We will very likely be favored in every game this year. We should of course be favored in the first few games of 2014.
Correct. That's the last time Alabama's been listed as a "dog" by Vegas.
We'll be favored at least until the SEC Championship Game this year, too, unless something crazy happens. Should be pushing 50 by that point in time.
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