- Alex Scarborough, ESPN Staff Writer
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- To say Alabama came from nowhere to win the BCS National Championship would be untrue. Two titles in three seasons doesn't happen without earning a reputation.
Still, after they lost a Heisman Trophy finalist at tailback, the top four pass-catchers on offense and two-thirds of the starters on the defense, it seemed unlikely the Crimson Tide would make history and maintain the title of college football's best.
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