University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban addressed the media before Monday for the first time since the Crimson Tide’s 48-0 pummeling of Kent State.
No. 1 Alabama hosts Kentucky for its homecoming game this Saturday. Kickoff is a 6 p.m.
Saban thought the team did exactly as he challenged it to against Kent State. Alabama played a complete game with a fast start.On the upcoming game, Saban said, “Kentucky has played this best in the last two games that they’ve played. Mark Stoops has done a really good job of sort of finding out who they really are and how they want to play.” Injury update: Running back Damien Harris is still day-to-day and “probably won’t do much today” in practice. Wide receivers ArDarius Stewart and Robert Foster are also day-to-day and questionable for Saturday’s game.On what this weekend means to the team, Saban said, “We’re looking forward to homecoming, playing at home. Hopefully we’ll have a great crowd that’s very enthusiastic and excited about this game. I know our players definitely will be.”Suspension update: Defensive back Tony Brown and defensive lineman Johnny Dwight are now eligible with the NCAA to play in games. Their suspensions are over. On Les Miles being fried as LSU’s coach, Saban said, I kind of hated that a man wins a national championships, wins two SEC titles and doesn’t make it through the season. It is what it is, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for Les Miles and what he has accomplished there, the number of wins he had.” Jersey number changes: Brown will now wear No. 2 rather than No. 7, making Jared Mayden now wear No. 8 instead of No. 2.
Offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher
Alabama offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher chatted with the media today. pic.twitter.com/WxbYerCIbm
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Wide receiver Calvin Ridley
Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley answered media questions today. pic.twitter.com/gqg1tcCUEG
Source:: The Crimson White Sports