After the sound and fury of an important Alabama Football win, Nick Saban gave a thorough media review. The Alabama Crimson Tide might have just emerged from a 60-minute war in Bryant-Denny, but the recently turned 72, Saban looked invigorated by the battle.
At one point Saban was asked to respond to how much his team has progressed since the Texas loss and to consider if this season is one of his best coaching performances. Of course, Nick gave the coaching staff and the players the credit for the progress made. That should not distract from the fact that, at the least, the 2023 season is one of Nick Saban’s best coaching performances in his 28 seasons as a head coach.
For most of this season, Saban has complimented his team for resilience. There is no doubt who taught them the skill. On Saturday night the Crimson Tide was ahead by a touchdown late in the second quarter. Then LSU scored on the last drive of the first half and the first drive of the second half to take a 28-21 lead. The ease by which the Bengal Tigers scored the 14 points was stunning.
What followed was Alabama rebounded from two crushing blows to outscore LSU 21-0 the rest of the way. It was a sterling football example of resilience.
Alabama Football: Nick Saban Post-Game Comments
- ” … that was a great team win. We knew it would be a tough game. I think our offense did a fantastic job in this game.”
- “Probably as close to a complete game as we played all year, and we needed to play a game like that.”
- “The atmosphere the last two games, I don’t think you could ask them for more. God love them for it. They played for 60 minutes just like our players.”
- “The offensive line did a fantastic job. They got really good movement. Backs really pressed the holes and did a really good job, I think we had a really good plan to run the ball.”
- On Jalen Milroe – “It’s obvious that the guy is much more comfortable as a passer… Making really good decisions.”
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As to the injuries incurred by Jalen Key and Deontae Lawson, Saban could only explain that Key has a quad problem and Lawson an ankle issue.