Putting away LSU got me thinking about the Saban Era. One way to look at his tenure thus far:
- 4 game losing streak
Not bad. Obviously, that 4-game losing streak was painful, but if someone told us in January 2007 that we'd have a period of 6 wins in 8 games followed later by 11 consecutive wins, I'm pretty sure we'd have taken it no questions asked. And right now, no questions asked.
Four streaks worth noting because they recently ended:
- 5 consecutive losses to LSU
- 9 consecutive November losses
- 9 consecutive years without an SEC West title
- 14 consecutive years since we started a season 10-0
For the sake of not upsetting the college football gods and jinxing our beloved Tide, I refuse to mention other streaks we have that could end soon. Suffice to say, there are a few, and I'm pretty sure you know what most of them are.