Alabama Football to the Rest of College Football: "You're Welcome"

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Alabama Football to the Rest of College Football:
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Since Alabama fielded its first football team back in 1891, the Crimson Tide has been the harbinger of two new eras of football. If the articles I read this past week are true, the Tide is at the forefront of yet another radical college football facelift.

It's uncanny how almost every new era of college football has been ushered in by the Crimson Tide. Not by petitions or campaigns, but by circumstance. With zero exception, any of these slides could have been about any other team in the old Southern Conference or the Southeastern Conference.

I put in my article "10 Reasons to Love Alabama" that winning the title game this year was a historical fit. I had no idea at the time that it was this great a fit.

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