Alabama’s victory over Ole Miss meant many things. The Crimson Tide’s goals remain intact, and they chased a demon within the SEC West along the way.
Coach Nick Saban also joined impressive company.
With the win, the Alabama coach joined Bear Bryant with 65 victories over opponents ranked in the Associated Press poll. The Rebels were No. 19 on Saturday. Saban also passed Steve Spurrier, who had a .529 winning percentage against opponents ranked in the AP poll.
Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden top the list. With the way Alabama’s program has been so consistent in recent years, do you doubt Saban’s ability to threaten them if he can put in the time to do so? You shouldn’t.
The Crimson Tide look as strong as ever.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 14, 2016