TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban spoke to reporters following Wednesday’s practice. The Crimson Tide travels to Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday to face Ole Miss.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
Highlights from Saban’s time at the podium:
- We’ve had a good week of practice. The players have been more focused.
- It’s going to take greater focus and concentration on everybody’s part to play well.
- This team is going to be tested. We have a lot of respect for Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss. This is a great opportunity for our team.
- We don’t have any injuries to report.
- We’ve cleaned up some things in practice. We’re hoping to not have penalties.
- We don’t think Bo Scarbrough has had any issues. You guys (media) create unfair expectations. We’re going to continue to work with him. He has a lot of potential.
- The one thing I like about Jalen Hurts is that he’s got a good disposition to play the next play. We’re going through a learning curve, and it’s going to be a work in progress. He doesn’t get frustrated. He has a lot of poise.
- We’ve practiced Alphonse Taylor at right guard. We’ve practiced Ross Pierschbacher at left guard. We’ve practiced Lester Cotton at left guard. We haven’t decide who we’re going to start at those two positions.
- I think our tackles (Cam Robinson and Jonah Williams) have played really well this season.