It's not every program that will erect a bronze statue of a guy still employed as the head coach, especially when he's only been there for a relatively few number of seasons.
But beyond the clear love the program shows to its head coaches, there's really no type of arrogance like inventing national championships to claim.
Alabama, with the 2012 BCS National Championship, now claims 14 national titles. In comparison, the Crimson Tide has been awarded just eight AP championships, and in the 14 claimed title years, Alabama was selected by a majority of awarding organizations just six times.
While several of the claims can be considered questionable, at best, the best example of dubiousness comes with the supposed 1941 and 1973 claims.
In 1941, the Crimson Tide were beaten twice, while Minnesota finished with an undefeated seasons and claimed every meaningful national championship selection. The only system that selected Alabama was the Houlgate System. In the final AP poll, Alabama finished No. 20, and just ranked behind five other teams from the SEC!
Yet Alabama fans still cling to the 1941 title like a life preserver on a sinking ship. If Alabama fans truly want to hold onto that 1941 title, perhaps they could also explain why the Houlgate System ranked Alabama at No. 3 following this past season's BCS National Championship Game (LSU was No. 1 and Oklahoma State was No. 2).
In 1973, then-No. 1 Alabama met then-No. 3 Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. Notre Dame won the game and was given the national championship selection by every major selector of the day, except the lone poll that still handed out the national championship before the bowls were played.
Alabama claims the title, but Notre Dame proved to be the better team that season on the field.
Claiming 14 national championships at Alabama is a little like Princeton claiming to be the best college football program ever because they have claim to over 20 titles—more than any other program.
There's no doubt that Alabama excels at football these days, but there's also no doubt that Alabama excels at an overabundance of pride, too.