Good morning, Alabama fans! If you’re one of those people thinking this will be a week Alabama can sleep on Charleston Southern, coach Nick Saban hopes you cut that out now. The coach went on a wild rant Wednesday night that is a must-see. Let’s get straight to it.
Here are six things to know:
- The rant — Saban referenced the Georgia Southern game back in 2011 and got fired up the more he thought about it.
- Also on Wednesday night, Saban praised defensive tackle Darren Lake for his growth both athletically and academically.
- With all the media attention surrounding recruits these days, Saban said it might be a bit unfair to high school kids.
- The Crimson Tide will likely have to play without defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick this weekend.
- He might be an Alabama legacy, but Ben Davis seems to be leaning in favor of playing at LSU.
- Should Lane Kiffin be a head coach again? Here are three reasons why SEC Country thinks the answer is yes.
Other Alabama news from around the Internet
- To get the quick hits from Saban’s press conference, visit AL.com’s Michael Casagrande’s feed.
- John Talty, also of AL.com, has a full practice report.
- In the rant, Saban’s message was that it was important to not overlook Charleston Southern. Here are five Buccaneers the Crimson Tide should be on the lookout for, from AL.com’s Matt Zenitz.
- As AL.com pointed out, after Saban’s rant — which mentioned Georgia Southern accumulating 302 yards on the ground — the Eagles referenced that day in a tweet.
The best stories around the SEC
- Missouri’s athletic director isn’t too concerned with the big names when it comes to replacing Gary Pinkel.
- Steve Spurrier could be heading back to South Carolina in an ambassador role, according to one report.
- The ACC and Big Ten have their annual challenges each year in basketball. Some are wondering what that would look like if the SEC had a Big Ten challenge in football.
- LSU travels to Ole Miss this week looking to avoid its third straight loss. Les Miles isn’t too concerned about Ole Miss’ atmosphere.
- SEC Country broke down the similarities and differences between the programs at South Carolina and Missouri — both in “Columbia.”