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Nick Saban Reacts To Alabama's Blowout Win vs. Arkansas

A closeup of Nick Saban wearing a headset during an Alabama football game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts in the second half of the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With backup quarterback Mac Jones leading the way, Alabama took care of business on Saturday against Arkansas. The Crimson Tide dropped 48 points while holding the Razorbacks to just seven.

Nick Saban has to be pleased with his team's effort. The Crimson Tide didn't overlook Arkansas and stayed dialed in all game long.

Saban spoke to the media after the game to discuss his team's big win.

“If we had taken any rat poison, we wouldn’t have been focused on this game at all based on everybody in the community and the media and the fans and the questions I get asked on the radio show,” Saban said, via Saturday Down South.

The Alabama head coach has used the term "rat poison" before. And even his former players continue to use it. Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts has used the term multiple times.

It's clear Saban gets frustrated with how the media discusses his team. But nonetheless, Alabama's head coach is pleased with how his team performed on Saturday.

"I was really pleased with the way our players stayed focused on what they had to do in this game so we could improve as a team," Saban continued to say.

Now, the team will have a bye next Saturday before facing No. 2 LSU on Nov. 9. Saban will once again be preaching to his team to ignore the "rat poison."