Nick Saban made a surprising statement today.
Alabama is undefeated. The Tide are in position to become the first ever 15-0 team in college football history. And yet, Alabama head coach Nick Saban still doesn’t think his team is the best in the country.
During their media tours, Nick Saban and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney were asked a series of questions. Saban had high praise for Clemson ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship. This statement comes courtesy of Tigernet.com.
“If you’re going to compete for a championship, and I think that Clemson deserves to be here, and I think they’re the best team, and I think our team deserves to be here, and they’ve done a great job all year to beat a lot of good teams to have the opportunity to get here, as well.”
Saban is right to respect his counterpart in Dabo Swinney, as Clemson nearly defeated the Tide in last year’s national championship.
Alabama and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. E.T. on Monday, Jan. 10.