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Tide Football's Five Biggest 2013 Games

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Gene Stallings is an interesting man with thoughtful insight. Among his memorable statements in his Hall of Fame career as head football coach at Alabama he said, "If you think a game isn't big, just lose it and you'll find out how big it was." The man who beat Florida to win the first SEC Championship and beat Miami for the national title also had an interesting take on his biggest win.

Alabama opened the Gene Stallings era in 1990 ignominiously. The Crimson Tide lost to Southern Miss, Florida and Georgia. And then on Sept. 29, Bama defeated Vanderbilt, 59-28, and the winning had begun. Stallings would win 70 games in his seven years, including the first Southeastern Conference Championship Game and the National Championship Game in 1992, when Bama went 13-0. No wonder... Recommended Stories