There is so much to anticipate and be excited about as we enter this 2010 campaign Tide fans!
But, as we eyeball this Saturday's opener and take the first step towards a potential 14th National Championship, it is always good to get grounded with why we are Alabama fans in the first place.
There are thousands and thousands of locals, masses of alumni, hundreds of former players, and throngs of fans throughout America who latch on to Alabama's rich college football history. It's that tradition and history of consistent success that make this program so intriguing and powerful.
Ironically, it is not the history of the quarterback position that dominates the winning ways in Tuscaloosa. Check out some of the box scores from the 70's with just a handful of pass attempts in certain games. If your favorite QB went 4-6 and tossed for 18 yards, you would quickly ask, "Is he ok? How long will he be out?"
But sprinkled throughout Alabama lore are some serious winners, leaders, and passers who led the Tide to double digit wins and national titles.
So all of you Alabama faithful—what's your criteria? Does your top QB have to have a National Title? Does he have to have big-time throwing stats or are you looking for your best leader?
I, personally, wanted to focus on winning championships, but there are quite a few Alabama signal callers who may have been more productive as defensive linemen. I tried to respect winning titles, but also understand that today's definition of the position is someone who can stick it in a receiver's chest 30 yards downfield between five defensive backs.
I also tossed out any post Alabama achievements....sorry Bart Starr.
So let's Roll from 10 to one...