If Alabama wins the College Football Playoff National Championship, what will it mean to the college football world?
5. Going undefeated matters
Nick Saban has only done it once.
Gene Chizik has an undefeated national championship season, too. Doing this for Saban would make it two after coming within a pick play against Clemson in the 2017 CFP National Championship of getting another.
It’s nitpicking for an all-time great resumé, but the 2009 season is Saban’s only clean sheet. Gene Stallings was able to go 13-0 with a national title in 1992, and before that, you have to go all the way back to Bear Bryant’s 1979 team for the other undefeated Alabama season.
Even going back to the early 1900s when Alabama only played 7-to-10 games a year, unbeaten seasons were rare for the program.
Win, and this would be Alabama’s tenth unbeaten and untied season.
Bryant went unbeaten and untied in 1961, 1966, and 1979. No matter what Saban does, Bryant will always be Alabama football, having been the iconic head man for 25 years, winning 232 games and five national titles over his long and glorious tenure.
However, if Alabama wins this on Monday night …