On Saturday, the Crimson Tide extended their winning streak over the Tennessee Volunteers to 10 games in a row by a score of 49-10. Since the inception of this great rivalry in 1901, this is the second longest streak in series history, only behind Alabama's incredible 11-game winning streak from 1971-1981. So this begs the question: how long will this current streak last?

Tennessee has made strides in the right direction over the past few years, bringing in some really good recruiting classes and making it a familiar sight to be in the Top 25 polls, but it hasn't been enough to overcome the harsh realization that they haven't beaten the Tide since Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007.

It looks as if the Alabama football machine isn't slowing down any time soon, so when will the Volunteers right the ship and bring equilibrium back to a rivalry that thrives on long win streaks? Will it be next season? Or within the next three or four seasons? Or will the boys from Rocky Top never beat the Tide as long as Nick Saban hangs around in Tuscaloosa? Only time will tell.