Sometimes it pays to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
This might not work out so well for Alabama .. Saban has already been 'inoculated'. Alabama was way too upset about losing Bear, and so was Joe, so he set out to make sure he would be around dear old state as long as possible .. which turns out to be quite a while. Ever wonder how he was hanging on so long? With a little help from the bio department, of course. He needed an archenemy though, so Saban was brought in to allow the two powerhouses to continue their rivalry until the cockroaches finally take over.. and even then, there had to be a way to make sure State would prevail.
The answer was, of course SPIDERS!http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/08/scientists-develop-blood-swimming-microspiders-to-heal-injurie/
Oh come off it, you LAUGHED. (or were at least mildly entertained and distracted from the coming clash)