Alabama coach Nick Saban has been dishing out some high praise to his opponents before games this season – even though his team continues to roll along undefeated. Last week, Saban told reporters that LSU’s offense was “the most talented” that the Tide had faced all year. Today, he had some words about his team’s next foe – Mississippi State.
Nick Saban: “Mississippi State I think probably has the best 4-5 team in the country. … It’s a difficult preparation.”
— Mike Herndon (@TheMikeHerndon) November 13, 2013
While it’s doubtful that Saban has seen every 4-5 team play, he may have a point. The Bulldogs’ five losses have all come to teams currently ranked – Oklahoma State, Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina. Remember, Saban is a master at motivation, so he’s going to do all he can to make sure his guys avoid the dreaded “trap game” scenario. It’s worked in the past.