In a match up that was already a very heated rivalry, that fervor was intensified even further when former LSU head coach Nick Saban returned from the NFL to coach again in the college ranks. Not only that. He became the Alabama Crimson Tide head coach. This contest had all the drama and intensity that you would expect in a game of this magnitude and then some. Alabama went on to win in overtime and set the stage for a big season in 2008 and set the precedent for dominance for years to come.