The Alabama Crimson Tide football team represents the University of Alabama in the sport of college football. The Crimson Tide competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. The team is currently coached by Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide is among the most storied and decorated programs in NCAA history. Since beginning play in 1892, the program recognizes 15 of the national championships awarded to the team, including 10 wire-service national titles in the poll-era, the most of any current FBS program. From 1958 to 1982, the team was led by Hall of Fame coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, who won six national championships with the program.