They could have lost three or four games. Instead, they never lost at all. Credit their bond, their talent and yes, some good fortune. They were the perfect team at the perfect time. In their words, this is how they did it.
How did Tennessee lose the greatest offensive player in program history, and win a championship just a few short months later? Grit, anger, love ... and a little bit of good fortune. This was their journey to perfection.
In the end, many have tried to mimic Nick Saban's success. They can't. You can hand someone the blueprints, but that doesn't mean they can build the house. Saban has built much more than that at Alabama.