Alabama Crimson Tide football

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The Alabama Crimson Tide football program represents the University of Alabama (variously Alabama, UA, or Bama) in the sport of American football.wikipedia
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Nick Saban

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The team is currently coached by Nick Saban. Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
Saban led the LSU Tigers to the BCS National Championship in 2003 and the Alabama Crimson Tide to BCS and AP national championships in 2009, 2011, 2012, and College Football Playoff championships in 2015 and 2017.

Bear Bryant

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From 1958 to 1982, the team was led by Hall of Fame coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, who won six national championships with the program. Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
He was best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team.

University of Alabama

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The Alabama Crimson Tide football program represents the University of Alabama (variously Alabama, UA, or Bama) in the sport of American football.
The University of Alabama varsity football program (nicknamed the Crimson Tide), which was inaugurated in 1892, ranks as one of the ten most winningest programs in US history.

List of stadiums by capacity

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With a capacity of 101,821, Bryant-Denny is the 8th largest non-racing stadium in the world and the seventh largest stadium in the United States.

Derrick Henry

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In 2015, Derrick Henry became the university's second Heisman winner.
He played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide and was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Titans.

SEC Championship Game

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The Crimson Tide leads the SEC West Division with 14 division titles and 12 appearances in the SEC Championship Game.
While ten SEC members have played in the game, only six have won: Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee of the East Division, and Alabama, Auburn, and LSU of the West Division.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Alabama plays its home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium, located on the campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
City leaders adopted the moniker "The City of Champions" after the Alabama Crimson Tide football team won the BCS National Championship in their 2009, 2011, and again in their 2012 seasons.

List of North American stadiums by capacity

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With a capacity of 101,821, Bryant-Denny is the 8th largest non-racing stadium in the world and the seventh largest stadium in the United States.

Wallace Wade

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Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
Wade's Alabama Crimson Tide football teams of 1925, 1926, and 1930 have been recognized as national champions, while his 1938 Duke team had an unscored upon regular season, giving up its only points in the final minute of the 1939 Rose Bowl.

Bryant–Denny Stadium

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Alabama plays its home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium, located on the campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
It is the home field of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Harold Drew

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Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
He was the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 1947 to 1954, compiling a record and leading the team to appearances in the Sugar, Orange and Cotton Bowls.

Miami Hurricanes football

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In January 2013, CNN suggested that Alabama might be college football's new dynasty, and in May 2013, Athlon Sports ranked Alabama's ongoing dynasty as the fourth-best since 1934, behind Oklahoma (1948–58), Miami (1986–92), and Nebraska (1993–97).
Miami is ranked fourth on the list of All-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, tied with Southern California and Ohio State and behind Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma.

Heisman Trophy

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Despite numerous national and conference championships, it was not until 2009 that an Alabama player received a Heisman Trophy, when running back Mark Ingram became the university's first winner.
The closest margin of votes was in 2009 between winner Mark Ingram of Alabama and Toby Gerhart of Stanford.

Mike DuBose

Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
He earned four varsity letters as an athlete at Opp High School, before going to the University of Alabama, where he played for the Crimson Tide on the defensive line under head coach Bear Bryant from 1972 to 1974.

USC Trojans football

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This policy is consistent with other FBS football programs with numerous national title claims, including Notre Dame, USC, and Oklahoma.
On September 12, 1970, USC opened the season visiting the University of Alabama under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and became the first fully integrated team to play in the state of Alabama.

Mike Shula

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Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
Shula's football career started with the Crimson Tide, where he was the starting quarterback from 1984 to 1986.

Mark Ingram Jr.

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Despite numerous national and conference championships, it was not until 2009 that an Alabama player received a Heisman Trophy, when running back Mark Ingram became the university's first winner.
Ingram received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2008 to 2010.

College Football Playoff

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After the first season, the playoff has been dominated by two teams, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers; one of the two has won every playoff except the first, and in three of the last four years, they have played each other in the championship game; in one other year they met in the semifinals.

Gene Stallings

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Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
He was on hand for two of Alabama's national championship seasons, in 1961 and 1964.

Johnny Mack Brown

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Brown was a prominent halfback on his university's Crimson Tide football team, coached by Wallace Wade.

Southeastern Conference

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The team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Dixie Howell

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He played college football as a halfback at the University of Alabama from 1932 to 1934 and with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) in 1937.

1945 college football season

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In addition to the championships claimed by the university, the NCAA has listed Alabama as receiving a championship for the 1945, 1966, 1975, and 1977 college football seasons.
In Louisville, #4 Alabama defeated Kentucky, 60-19.

Dennis Franchione

Adopting the nickname "Crimson Tide" after the 1907 season, twelve coaches have led the Crimson Tide in postseason bowl games: Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Harold D. "Red" Drew, Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Mike DuBose, Dennis Franchione, Mike Shula, Joe Kines, and Nick Saban.
Before the scheduled bowl game, Franchione accepted a head-coaching offer by the University of Alabama.

Pat Trammell

Patrick Lee Trammell (July 11, 1940 – December 10, 1968) was an All-American quarterback for the University of Alabama from 1958 to 1961.