Food for thought from John Pennington:
Nick Saban is now a legend and Alabama is back to being its dynastic self. Both are piling up BCS crystal footballs like they’re auditioning for “Hoarders.” Yet there’s one thing Saban hasn’t done. There’s one thing Alabama hasn’t done.
That’s win back-to-back Southeastern Conference titles.
Think about it. Saban has won a BCS crown in four of his last eight seasons as a college coach. He and Alabama have now won back-to-back national titles. But they haven’t repeated as SEC champs during that run. No one has since Tennessee won the league in consecutive years in 1997 and 1998.
Again, think about that. It’s literally easier to win the BCS championship than it is the SEC championship.
Does that mean Fulmer was a better coach than Saban?
This should make for some great cocktail party talk the next time Slive and Delany get together.