January 8th, 2013
03:52 AM ET

Is Alabama college football's new dynasty?

Shortly after Alabama's rout of Notre Dame there was one word that many on the field seemed not to want to broach.

Dynasty.

But why not? Alabama's 42 to 14 thrashing of Notre Dame in Monday night's BCS National Championship game was the Crimson Tide's second in a row. It is also Alabama's third national title in the last four years.

Isn't this a dynasty, a reporter asked Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, moments after he led his team to the win.

"You can call us whatever you want but this was a total team effort," McCarron said.

Alabama coach Nick Saban also shied away from the D- word, during a news conference after the game.

"I don't think words like dynasty are words that I have much interest in. That is for other people to speak about," Saban said.

And many on social media were.

"I really believe that this is, in my lifetime, the best dynasty that I've ever seen in college football," ESPN personality Kirk Herbstreit tweeted about Alabama.

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