it's a philosophical question to be sure, but what do you all think? what influence has being at bama had on saban's success? how has it aided in facilitating the greatness we now enjoy?
i ask because i was thinking the other day about the fact that i'm no more passionate about alabama football today than i was during the doldrums of the dubose to shula years. i followed those teams as closely as i do this team...i just don't have to pay per view games on the internet or drive to sports bars to watch us anymore. of course, i'm more satisfied with recent results, but i knew the coaches and the rosters and the opponents back then as well as i do today, and i cheered just as loudly.
the core of our truly devoted fanbase is massive, and the same people posting here a gazillion times were posting back when we were going 4-8. we have an incredible fanbase and a university truly devoted to success on the field.
saban mentioned when he was hired that bama was one of the few truly great places for college football. how important to you think bama being bama is in our success under saban and do you think there is any other place he could have built what he has now?