Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule
What screams college football more than the 'Bama? Nothing, if you're a
Crimson Tide fan. The Alabama Crimson Tide are as tough as it gets in NCAA football, and this red-hot SEC competitor is one
of the top teams in the NCAA year after year. The Crimson Tide fight off their rivals on the turf to secure SEC domination,
and they bring fans by the thousands to the Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa for home games against rivals like the Auburn
Tigers and LSU Tigers. With the Bryant-Denny Stadium holding a massive 101,821 capacity, Alabama football has a huge fan base
that sells out the stadium for all the biggest games on the Crimson Tide schedule throughout the season. Alabama football
fans can check out what's coming up on the Crimson Tide football schedule in the upcoming months and plan out when and where
they're going to cheer on the team this football season.
Alabama Crimson Tide Football Conference
of the tough-as-nails Southeastern Conference, the Alabama Crimson Tide are constantly in a battle for the SEC Western Division
title, with other division teams the Auburn Tigers, Ole Miss Rebels, LSU Tigers, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Arkansas Razorbacks
and Texas A&M Aggies. The Crimson Tide also face some tough Eastern Division teams throughout the season, including the
Georgia Bulldogs, Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats. No matter which SEC team they're facing, the Crimson Tide have their
work cut out for them. The Crimson Tide have been part of the SEC since 1932, and have taken home 27 conference titles as
well as a whopping 15 claimed national championship titles to date. National championship titles include wins under head coach
Wallace Wade in 1925, 1926 and 1930; Frank Thomas in 1934 and 1941; Bear Bryant in 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978 and 1979; Gene Stallings
in 1992; and under Nick Saban 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Crimson Tide are the undisputed team to beat in the SEC, and with dozens
of conference championship titles to date, Alabama is certainly the team with the target on their back.
Crimson Tide Football Rivalries
There are so many tough teams in the Southeastern Conference that most of Alabama's
biggest rivals are also SEC competitors. The Crimson Tide have one of the biggest rivalries in college football with the Auburn
Tigers, known as the Iron Bowl. The Iron Bowl has been a big in-state rivalry since the 1890s, with the two teams battling
each other on the football field most every year. The Tennessee Vols are also a big rival of the Crimson Tide, as the two
play a series referred to as the Third Saturday in October, which is when the Tennessee - Alabama game takes place annually.
The LSU Tigers are another big rival of the Crimson Tigers, and this rivalry was especially heated up in the 2000s, when Alabama
hired Nick Saban from LSU to be the team's head coach. The Florida Gators are also a rival of the Crimson Tide, even despite
their not being in the same division of the SEC. Both teams have been national champions over the last few years, and as such
every time they meet on the football field yields a thrilling game of solid football.
Alabama Crimson Tide Football
With 15 national championships to their name, you better believe there are tons upon tons of NFL players
that saw their college days through Alabama before making it big in the pros. The Crimson Tide have produced several players
and coaches to make it into the College Football Hall of Fame, including Cornelius Bennett, Johnny Mack Brown, Paul Bryant,
Johnny Cain, Harry Gilmer, John Hannah, Frank Forward, Dixie Howell, Pooley Hubert, Don Hutson and Lee Roy Jordan. The Pro
Football Hall of Fame includes former Alabama players including Don Hutson, Bart Starr, Joe Namath, John Hannah, Swight Stephenson,
Ozzie Newsome and Derrick Thomas. There are currently dozens upon dozens of former Crimson Tide players in the NFL, including
some big-name players like Marcell Dareus, Julio Jones, Greg McElroy, Trent Richardson, Kareem Jackson, Mark Ingram, Evan
Mathis and Javier Arenas, to name a few.
Alabama Crimson Tide Football Trivia
Do you know who the only
Heisman Trophy winner for the Alabama Crimson Tide to date is? If you guessed Mark Ingram, you're correct! Ingram played for
the Crimson Tide from 2008-2010, and was drafted in the first round as the 28th overall pick to the New Orleans Saints in
2011. Ingram became Alabama's first Heisman winner in 2009, edging out Toby Gerhart for the trophy and college football's
highest individual honor. Previously to Ingram winning the Heisman, the closest any Alabama played had come to winning the
Heisman was in 1993, when David Palmer finished third in line for the trophy. With some top talent on the roster right now,
however, Ingram might be succeeded by another player winning the Heisman Trophy in the near future.