The success of Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide started to catch stride in 2009.

Although his first season was an after-thought and in his second season the Crimson Tide went 12-2 and lost in the Sugar Bowl to Utah, it was his third season that set the blueprint for the Saban blueprint here at Alabama.

Not only would Saban coach the first Heisman trophy winner in Alabama history with running back Mark Ingram, but he would win his first national championship to Alabama since 1992 defeating the Texas Longhorns in the 2010 BCS National Championship game.

A 2009 season that consisted of a Terrance Cody field goal block against Tennessee, a close game against No. 9 LSU Tigers and the Auburn Tigers, and a dominate performance against quarterback Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship game. All the success of the 2009 team gave the blueprint for the dynasty Alabama fans are accustom to today.

Former Alabama linebacker Cory Reamer joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to reflect on the 2009 National Championship team, expectations Saban gave his team, the first time Saban addressed the team, and looks back at the victory over Texas in the national championship game.

For more of Reamer's conversation on the 2010 BCS National Championship game and Alabama football, make sure you watch the video above the article. For the latest breakdown and analysis on the Alabama Crimson Tide don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m.