Last night’s victory over Texas gave Alabama it’s 13th national championship and eighth consensus national championship, which ties them with Notre Dame for the most all time. But if you ask Alabama fans, this one was more impressive than all the rest.
Consider the following… we went undefeated in the SEC at the zenith of the SEC’s run as a dominant conference, and did so in a year where being undefeated was an absolute requirement to having a chance at earning a berth in the BCS Championship Game. Furthermore, to go undefeated, we had to defeat on a neutral site arguably the single greatest player in the history of college football, and we had to defeat his team… the defending national champions that practically returned every single key member of their national championship team.
Then once we did earn a berth in the BCS Championship Game, we drew not the pushovers of the world — no Ohio State for us — but we drew Texas, an elite team and an elite program in every sense of the word, and also a team that we had never defeated before, not to mention a team that was undefeated in their own right.