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Marlon Humphrey hints at end of Alabama’s run of championships

Former Alabama DB Marlon Humphrey gives a thumbs up sign before the play
Tommy Gilligan - USA Today Sports

Nick Saban established a culture at the University of Alabama that was defined by national championships and relentless effort.

The Crimson Tide became a feared program in 2009 and won six national titles under Saban, but is the culture and run of national dominance over? Alabama had Bryce Young for two seasons as a starting quarterback and could not win a national championship. After suffering a loss to Texas in week two, the Tide nearly dropped its second straight game of the season.

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It did not play well versus South Florida, despite getting a 17-3 victory. Former Tide players have become frustrated on social media because of the change in culture inside the program. Alabama is no longer the respected power it once was in football, and one former standout is hinting at a potential end of the Tide’s championship run. Marlon Humphrey, a former College Football Playoff National Champion in 2015, said via Twitter, “Dynasties can’t last forever. It was a nice run, though.”

Coach Saban is adjusting to a different generation of athletes who are not bought into the old-school ways.

He may have one final championship in him, but today’s college football is not making it easy.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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