Nick Saban arrived at the Capstone under similar circumstances to Gene Stallings.
The Crimson Tide was stuck in a quagmire of mediocrity at best, and Alabama had not won a national title in over a decade.
As another coach who COULD turn things around, Tide fans were hopeful. He, after all, had just taken LSU to the top of college football in 2003. Why not the Tide?
As it turns out, Alabama had landed the only coach in the history of college football who could possibly match the love/hate status of Bear Bryant.
If you're a Bammer, you love him. If you're not, you should be afraid...very afraid of ever taking the field against this man and his staff of "ring wraiths."
For now, the list contains losses as well as wins. In the future, that may not be the case.
*Scores from ESPN.com