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With the Te'o scandal breaking, its pretty interesting to look at the teams that Bama has played Non-Conference or in Bowls/Championships since Saban took over:
Florida St (2007): Beat Bama, but Bobby Bowden "retired" after 2008
Colorado (2007): Have averaged 3.5 wins a year since playing Bama, on 3rd coach.
Clemson (2008): Preseason top ten, ended up firing Bowden and winning 7 games
Utah (2008): beat Bama in bowl, have yet to win 10 games since
Va Tech (2009): done ok, but only 7 wins this year
Florida: (2008/2009/2010) Urban Meyer quit program after losing back to back against Bama
Texas (2009): Have yet to win 10 games since playing Bama, Mack Brown on the hot seat
Penn St (2010/2011): Paterno/Sandusky scandal, massive probation...
Mich St (2010): Lost by 42, but did well in 2011. Only 7 wins this year.
LSU (2011): went from undefeated regular season and preseason 2012 #1 to Mattheiu being kicked off team and losing the Chik-fil-a Bowl in 2012
Michigan (2012): preseason top 10, won 8 games and finished outside of top 20
Notre Dame (2012): lost by 28 in BCSNC, Manti Te'o scandal, coach interviewing for NFL jobs
Not to mention the following teams have fired their coach in the SEC since Saban took over:
Auburn: Tubberville, Chizik
Ole Miss: Nutt
Miss St: Croom
UT: Fulmer, Kiffin, Dooley
This post was edited by Tide06 on 1/17/2013 at 10:56 AM
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