Alabama Football

Ryan Garza, Sports Editor

The Alabama Crimson Tide has had one of the most dominant runs in college football over the last decade. Head coach, Nick Saban, has been at the helm of the Crimson Tide for the previous 13 seasons and won 121 games over that period, setting him up for the second most all-time wins at Alabama. His accomplishments etched his name among some of the biggest names in Alabama football history, such as Bear Bryant and Frank Thomas.

Since 2010, Saban has led the Crimson Tide to at least one Bowl game each season as well as the National Championship in five different seasons.

Since the 2010 NFL Draft, the Crimson Tide has sent 77 players into the professional level, with 28 of those picks coming in the first round of the draft.

Consistency is key when it comes to the Crimson Tide. In eight of the last seasons, Saban has led the team to eight top-five finishes in the final AP poll of the season.

During the 2015 season, there were plenty of accomplishments for the Crimson Tide to be happy about. They were able to go 12-1 during the regular season while defeating rival Florida, 29-15, to claim the SEC Championship that season. A few weeks later, they shutout the Michigan State Spartans, 38-0, in the first game of the 2015 College Football Playoffs before knocking off the Clemson Tigers, 45-40, so they could be crowned the CFP Champions that season. The icing on the cake for the Crimson Tide was standout running back Derrick Henry winning the Heisman that season and being drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to the Tennessee Titans.

The 2010s have been a decade of dominance for Saban and his Crimson Tide, and by the time this article is published, they should be heading toward another shot at the National Championship.