Alabama Football Nick Saban Era Part 2 - The 2007 Turnaround

Nick Saban's Alabama Football rebuild was fast, even with a rough start in 2007 as the Crimson Tide finished 7-6.
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After LSU, the Tide's promise quickly faded. Alabama lost to Mississippi State in Starkville, 17-12. A week later the unthinkable happened. Alabama lost to ULM, 17-10 in Tuscaloosa. A third loss followed in an Auburn Iron Bowl, with the home Tigers winning 17-10.

Alabama went bowling at 6-6, against Colorado. A trip to Shreveport in late December was not what the 2007 A-Day crowd of 92,000+ had envisioned months before. The Crimson Tide took the game seriously enough to jump out to a 20-0 lead. The Buffaloes came back and the Tide scored just 10 points in the game's last 46-plus minutes. The Crimson Tide did enough for Alabama to gain a 30-24 win - and more importantly a winning season.

Nick Saban had turned the Crimson Tide. It would take four more seasons for Alabama to lose the same number of games it lost in 2007. In those four seasons came Nick Saban's first two Alabama Football National Championships.

Next up in the Nick Saban Alabama Football Era series will be a review of Championship glories.

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