TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama coach Nick Saban is having a busy week, and not just because the Crimson Tide are hosting SEC West foe Arkansas on Saturday (7:15 p.m. ET, ESPN).
It’s homecoming, with the theme of “Sweet Home Capstone,” and events like the annual bonfire and pep really that he annually attends. But for the football team the focus will remain on the Razorbacks.
With the weekly SEC coaches’ teleconference with reporters cancelled due to a technical issue, Saban’s press conference was the only media availability on Wednesday.
On Monday he said the following:
“Arkansas, I think, has got a really, really good team. I think they’ve got some players that can really make a difference in the game starting with the quarterback, who certainly played well against us last year, made some fabulous throws and really good plays. They’ve three running backs that have helped them be one of the most effective teams running the ball of anybody that we’ve played to this point.
“I think you can sit here and talk about what they have not done as a team or you can say they should have beaten Texas A&M and they’re very capable of scoring a lot of points and being a very good team. Their defense is a very sound and solid group that doesn’t make a lot of mistakes, and you’ve got to work hard to execute well to beat them. This is going to be a challenging team. It always has been for us and we’re certainly going to prepare that way.”
Here’s some of what he said Wednesday evening:
(We’re in a holding pattern here):
This story will be regularly updated during the press conference.
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