Nick Saban's greatest rival, his most persistent foe, is human nature. So far, Saban is winning that matchup.
Alabama's coach has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff national championship game for the third straight season. Alabama has won four national titles since Saban took over in 2007, and played for another. Only once since 2008 has Alabama lost more than a single regular-season game.
There has never been anything quite like this Crimson Tide dynasty in college football.
Alabama has been the sport's equivalent to the NFL's Patriots during Saban's time, fitting since he once worked for New England coach Bill Belichick, the winner of a record...