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The Sabanization at the University of Alabama

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban has some words for Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos during the win over Georgia. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)

The University of Alabama basked in the spotlight of a four-hour long prime time television commercial Monday night. This advertisement followed weeks of national media exposure that put a school, a team, a coach and a state front and center among the millions of people who have even the slightest interest in college football.

At the end of the night, it didn’t hurt that Bama claimed the national championship, its fifth in nine years.