How Alabama has responded after its last 10 regular season losses

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The word “lost” has rarely followed “Alabama” since Nick Saban took over the program in 2007. Outside of his first season, there has been nothing but wins in Tuscaloosa, bringing in seven SEC championships and six national championships.

Saturday was one of those days where people could say “Alabama lost” after Texas A&M pulled out a 41-38 victory in College Station. Plenty of streaks were snapped, including Saban’s undefeated record vs former assistant coaches, a 100 game winning streak vs unranked opponents, and the longest active win streak in the country at 19.

Throughout the past decade plus, the Crimson Tide have responded well after losses. Over the past 10, they are 9-1 the following game. The common opponent has been Mississippi State, playing them for the fourth time on Saturday.

Nobody within the program is going to be happy over the next week, even former players. We know how a loss can light a fire under a Saban-coached team.

Here is how Alabama has responded to its last 10 losses suffered in the regular season.

2010 - Loss at LSU

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Next game: 30-10 win over No. 10 Mississippi State

2010 - Loss vs Auburn

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Next game: 49-7 win over No. 7 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl

2011 - Loss vs LSU

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Next game: 24-7 win at Mississippi State

2012 - Loss vs Texas A&M

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Next game: 49-0 win over Western Carolina

2013 - Loss at Auburn

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Next game: 45-31 loss to No. 11 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl

2014 - Loss at Ole Miss

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Next game: 14-13 win at Arkansas.

2015 - Loss vs Ole Miss

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Next game: 34-0 win over ULM

2017 - Loss at Auburn

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Next game: 26-14 win vs No. 1 Clemson in the Sugar Bowl/College Football Semifinal

2019 - Loss vs LSU

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Next game: 38-7 win at Mississippi State

2019 - Loss at Auburn

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Next game: 35-16 win vs No. 17 Michigan in the Citrus Bowl

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