Contact Us

#9 – 2011 Alabama vs Michigan State – 10 Most Important Games of the Saban Era

Welcome to 99.1 WDGM’s edition of Throwback Thursday as we look back and count down the 10 most important games of the Nick Saban Era at the University of Alabama. The countdown began last week with the 2008 meeting between Alabama and Clemson at number 10 and continues this week with the January 1st 2011 Capital One Bowl meeting between Alabama and Michigan State.

The 2010 season was a bit of a disappointment after the Crimson Tide won the national championship in the year prior. It started with a loss in Columbia,South Carolina against the Gamecocks and continued with close losses to LSU and Auburn. The questions had arisen: had this team slipped? Would this team join the long list of teams in all sports that win a title, then fail to live up to the pressures of being the champion?

Alabama started off the new year on a different foot and reestablished theAlabama identity with a 49-7 thumping of the Spartans that put the nation on notice again;Alabama was a team to be reckoned with.  I look back at this game as the one that reestablished that identity for the Crimson Tide and spring boarded Alabama into its current success: back-to-back national championships

So watch the video below, remember the 9th most important game of the Nick Saban era and check back each Thursday at 10:30 as this countdown continues.

More from 95.3 The Bear

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://953thebear.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WFFN 95.3 THE BEAR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WFFN 95.3 THE BEAR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!