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You can't be serious Clark...can you?
Yes, over the past 11 seasons even the down-in-the-doldrums, struggling-for-any-kind-of-credit Fighting Irish have 10 more wins than the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide.
How, you ask?
Well NCAA sanctions play a part in it, as do some reasonable years in the middle of the decade in which the Irish found their way to a BCS bowl game.
Even while the entire nation was laughing at Charlie Weis and the below-average Irish, the Tide went through some very rough years to start out the 2000s. Years which include a paltry three wins in 2000, six wins in 2001, four wins in 2003, six wins in 2004 and 2006 and a mere seven wins in 2007 add up (or don't) after a while.
OK, OK—not real shocking as Alabama was required to forfeit 21 wins due to a 2009 NCAA ruling of violations made by the Crimson Tide.
But as the records will show 20 years from now, the Irish will have more wins and officially more success in the years from 2000 to 2010 than the mighty 'Bama Crimson Tide.