Originally written on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Alabama is in the middle of what could end up being the most impressive run in college football history. The Tide have won three of the past four national championships, including two straight, and posted a ridiculous 47-5 record during that span. Each year, we see name after name come off the Tide's roster and enter the NFL draft. Twenty nine players from Alabama have been drafted in the four drafts that have taken place since the Tide won the 2009 National Championship. Twenty. Nine. That would devastate most teams, but not Alabama and Nick Saban. We've learned just to accept that Saban has players waiting in the wings ready to step up and be the next stars. According to Rivals.com, Alabama has had the top recruiting class for three years running. Mack Brown and Texas have been right on the Tide's heels for most of that span, but the Longhorns have gone a disappointing 22-16 since losing to Alabama in the 2009 National Championship. So what makes Alabama so special? How are the...
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