Bama Senior Class Saying Good-Bye Saturday

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The 2008 Alabama senior class which featured Julio Jones, Mark Ingram, Courtney Upshaw, Mark Barron, Dont’a Hightower and Barrett Jones, got the ball rolling so to speak for Nick Saban and the Alabama program.

This senior class produced a national championship, Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy winner, several All-Americans and four first round draft choices with more to come in the 2012 draft.

In an ESPN interview, coach Saban reflects on this special class.

“A lot of guys in that class played a lot of really good football,” Saban said.

“Those guys to this point have won 45 games. That’s probably as many games as anybody around here has ever won in their career.”

And despite the loss to LSU two weeks ago, this class is still in the running for a national championship which would leave one hell of a legacy and Saban recognizes that.

“There’s no doubt that that group was the group that sort of turned the program around, bought in, did the things that we all wanted to do to make it better,” Saban said. “They’ve set the example and certainly have made a more significant contribution than anybody would realize.”

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