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Revisiting 1992

The Tuscaloosa News coverage of 1992

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Part 1: Assembly required
Like Saban in 2009, Stallings won a national title in his third year as the Crimson Tide's head coach. Like Saban, Stallings succeeded with an interesting mixture of his own recruits - especially among the true sophomore class - and those who were already there when he arrived.
  • Recruiting spotlight: John Copeland
  • Recruiting spotlight: Jay Barker
  • Recruiting spotlight: Antonio Langham
  • Recruiting spotlight: David Palmer

    Part 2: The philosopher coach
    All seven of Stallings' Alabama football teams were reflections of the Stallings philosophy, though the 1992 national championship team was, almost certainly, the supreme expression.

  • Stallings: 'Never in doubt'
  • Stallings had a way with words
  • Embracing Bryant's legacy
  • John Mark Stallings left his mark on Tuscaloosa

    Part 3: Championship season
    If Alabama was poised to position itself for a run at the 1992 national championship, it wasn't equipped to do so in runaway fashion.

  • Game spotlight: Tulane
  • Game spotlight: Mississippi State
  • Game spotlight: Auburn

    Part 4: A clash of titans
    Miami came into the national title game riding a 29-game winning streak, but the Hurricanes hadn't seen anything like what Bill Oliver had cooked up for them.

  • Barker the perfect quarterback for Stallings' system
  • The greatest play that never was
  • Alabama fans celebrate Sugar Bowl win
  • Sherman Williams reflects

    Part 5: The aftermath
    The 1992 national championship touched off a celebration in Alabama, yet before the sun rose in New Orleans the seeds of UA's downfall began to take root.

  • Parade saluted Alabama's champions
  • 1992 championship still resonates
  • One writer saw it coming
  • Alabama NEWS

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