"Make their asses quit!" That was the goal of the Crimson Tide entering every game. To do that, the Tide had to hit hard and play hard every down.
Let me tell you folks, 50 slides won't hold all of these hits.
Both sides of the ball were unmercifully relentless in their attacks.
Here are Bama's greatest hits of 2009, both on offense and defense, all the way up to the Third Saturday in October.
Check back in two weeks for Part Two of Alabama's Greatest Hits.
Running behind the superb blocking of Colin Peek, William Vlachos, and James Carpenter, Upchurch set his sights on the VT end zone. The only thing that stood in his way toward six points was the unfortunate Dorian Porch.
Upchurch lowered his right shoulder and ran straight through Porch's attempt at a tackle, sending the defender three yards back across the goal line.
Robby Green tosses Tyson Lee around like a rag doll.
Arenas breaks up a pass.
Helmet-less Hightower stays on Williams and makes the tackle.
Anders sends Williams backwards for no gain.
It's hits like this why you don't miss a single Alabama game, no matter who they play.
I'll take "Three People I Never Want To Be Tackled By" for 500, Alex.
Mt. Cody was all over Perry that day. The hit may not be that hard, but when Cody takes you to the ground, you'll know it was him.
Unless you want to look like a pretzel, this is not the position you want to find yourself in when being tackled by Terrence Cody.
No other team's defense converged on the ball as the Tide's defense did. A gang tackle only made things worse for the ball carrier.
Anders brings down Mallett.
Arenas slings Mallett to the turf for a sack.
Arenas blitzes and gets the shoestring tackle for an 11-yard loss.
Marcell breaks up a pass play with a little love tap to Mallett.
Green hit Arkansas' Childs so hard it sent him out of bounds without ball in hand.
The wall of the Crimson Tide O-line gave Greg McElroy plenty of time to connect with Julio Jones for a 50-yard touchdown.
Hard to see all 11, but that is the entire Arkansas defense trying to bring down one Alabama receiver.
No. 62 Mt. Cody takes out two defenders for a Mark Ingram TD.
Johnson putting Cobb on his back.
Alabama didn't give the QBs a lot of time to get rid of the ball. Hartline was no exception.
Screen shot of the Anders hit. Hartline was able to tuck the ball.
Ingram gives as well as takes, as CB Lindley found out.
Oakland Raiders savior Rolando McClain wreaks havoc on TB Derrick Locke, allowing Courtney Upshaw to run the fumble back 44 yards for the touchdown.
Colin Peek sends safety Gibbs to the turf with a well-placed stiff arm. That hit gained him another seven yards.
Tough day for Lindley. Ingram crashes through his tackle for an additional five yards.
A quarterback's dream. Blocking doesn't get any better than this. This flawless execution led to an eight-yard, perfectly thrown TD pass to Darius Hanks.
Rolando McClain never stops tackling until his man is in the turf. Bolden hit the ground hard on this one.
This was just the beginning of a long day for Snead. This hit by Anders resulted in a Justin Woodall interception.
Reamer stuffs Bolden for a two-yard loss.
Bolden loses more yards at the hands of McClain.
Another loss. Bolden had the toughest day of his career this game.
This tackle started on the Rebels' 45-yard line but ended on the 39.
Jones puts a lick on Green, clearing the way for Ingram to run 36 yards for the touchdown.
Reamer is just a blur as he closes the gap on Snead.
Cody didn't block the pass...
... but he did come down on top of Snead.
McClain and Woodall double-teaming Young for a three-yard loss.
RB Kenny Miles has a Mountain crashing down on top of him.
Jones showing defensive skills as he causes Williams to fumble this interception. Alabama's Darius Hanks recovers.
Reamer takes out Davis while Terrence Cody sets his sights on OL Sam Hammond. Mark Barron returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown behind the defensive blockers.
McClain slung Miles to the ground with such force he left the ball on the turf.
Richardson runs roughshod over Whitlock. This hit gained him 12 more yards and a first down.
Garcia suffered his fourth sack of the game at the hand of Tyrone King.
King records another sack against Garcia, this time with a diving tackle.
Reamer stands up Hardesty at the line of scrimmage.
Javy gets the penetration and brings Hardesty down for a loss.
Cody bulled his way through Sullins to spoil Daniel Lincoln's field goal attempt.
Javy gets to Crompton for a big loss.
Dareus drops Crompton for another loss.
Terrence Cody making Crimson Tide history.