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  1. #1 Can Alabama win back to back national championships? 
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    I believe Alabama has a great opportunity to win back-to-back national titles during the
    2018 season. The Tide went back-to-back in 2011 and 2012 and has the talent to follow
    the 2017 title team with another this season. Alabama has been consistently good at
    running the ball and stopping opponents running game defensively. Bama will be good
    at both again this season. Here are stats that prove my point during the Saban era.

    Year...Offense YPG....Defense YPG...Record
    2008...184.6...74.1...7-6
    2009...215.1...78.1...12-2
    2010...182.9...110.2...14-0
    2011...214.5...72.2...12-1
    2012...227.5...76.4...13-1
    2013...205.6...106.2...11-2
    2014...206.6...102.4...12-2
    2015...200.0...75.7...14-1
    2016...245.0...63.9...14.1
    2017...250.6...94.7...14-1

    2018 will prove to be another powerhouse team for the Tide!
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    Under Saban, Alabama has won 5 national championships.

    (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017)

    Each of those championship seasons, Bama's defense was exceptional
    against the run. (78.1, 72.2, 76.4, 75.9, 94.7 yards per game.)
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    Alabama/Saban

    Seasons: 11
    Record: 132-20
    National titles: 5
    SEC titles: 7
    Bowls: 10-4
    Heisman: 2
    Consensus All Americans: 29
    Salary: $11.125

    *I have always argued Bear Bryant is Alabama's greatest coach. Keeping Saban
    second is getting harder by the season.
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    Clover; As I've stated before, I've seen many "dynasties" toppled over the years but Alabama has so damn much inertia going for them which enables the program to out-recruit other schools, obtain (and retain) knowledgeable, experienced coaches while offering a rich, winning tradition unequaled anywhere else. There are many fine college football programs but none exceed the legacies left by the Crimson Tide.

    The only soft underbelly I see is [if] complacency was allowed creep-into the program which I doubt Saban would ever let happen.....He would retire first.
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    Mack, I can't see any complacency with Saban at the helm. Saying that, Bama will never
    be soft while he's coach. The guy really enjoys coaching and is driven like no other coach
    I can think of.

    Plus, his assistants know if they do well at Alabama, they have a chance to become a head
    coach. Plus again, winning brings the coaches more cash in bonus payouts. Saban and his
    nine on-field coaches were paid $1.6 million in bonuses with Saban getting $400,000 and
    strength coach Scott Cochran receiving $96,300. It's good to win a national championship
    if you coach for the Crimson Tide.
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