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Old 08-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #4659
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I'm sure one could make an argument for 10 years. However, ten years ago, Dennis Franchione was leaving Alabama for A&M, Mike Price was hired and then fired for his proclivity for strip clubs, and the Mike Shula era began. Are those data points significant in describing the current state of the Alabama program?
I think we should consider the modern era of college football to have begun in about 1990, when cable TV really started changing the landscape of money, bowl schedules, and recruiting in college football. I don't think much that happened before the last 20 years is very relevant to today.

Ten years is more of a judge of the state of a program, but prestige and conference alignment changes happen slowly.

Missouri for example did not have a winning season between 1983 and 1997, and today they are an SEC team. Much has changed in 15 years.
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