Nick Saban Building an Alabama Dynasty

Ashton AContributor IDecember 21, 2009

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 27:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide yells to his offense during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 27, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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As the Alabama Crimson Tide look forward to the BCS National Championship against Texas, many fans are looking forward to the future.

And the dynasty Nick Saban is building there.

His first season Saban went 7-6 in a rebuilding year. In 2008 after a romp over highly overrated Clemson, Saban led his over-achieving team all the way to a number two ranking and a 12-2 record.

This year, they're 13-0 looking to knock-off Texas in the National Championship.

And the future looks very bright.

Alabama returns quarterback Greg McElroy, Heisman winner Mark Ingram, receiver Julio Jones, and possibly Rolando McClain. And with the superb recruiting job Saban and his crew are doing there, it's hard not to get excited for these guys.

Could there be another dynasty besides USC in college football?

It certainly seems that way. Saban has produced back-to-back multi-digit winning seasons at Tuscaloosa. It's very similar to the way Pete Carroll started in Southern California in 2001. And I'm sure all the Alabama faithful would love to see a dynasty like USC has had the past nine years.

But take into consideration that Alabama is in the SEC, a conference where teams beat up on each other every week. An upset can occur every week, but Saban has the talent, personnel to take this Crimson Tide team to the top, and stay there, for years and years to come.

Roll Tide, Roll.