BATON ROUGE, La. — Nick Saban isn’t really the type of coach known for long, drawn out answers to media inquiries.
Which makes it fitting that his best description of last night’s 10-0 Alabama win against LSU at Tiger Stadium was phrased in the briefest and pithiest way possible.
"We didn't score for three quarters; they didn't score for four."
~ Nick Saban
— BamaHammer (@Bama_Hammer) November 6, 2016
Here are some other comments that Saban and his players had from after Saturday’s hard-fought affair.
- “We told our players they were going to have to fight for 60 minutes in this one,” Saban said. “I told our players to never give up on a play. I talked to our players about the block LeBron James had in the NBA Finals. I asked them to compare their effort to what he did on that play.”
- “Our team persevered. We won ugly, but we won,” Saban said. “I can’t say enough about how many stops we had in this game.”
- “We went fast and they were having trouble getting lined up a little bit,” tight end O.J. Howard said. “Kinda wore them down a little bit as the game went on.”
- “We did what we do best,” running back Bo Scarbrough said. “We ran the ball.”
- “The plan at halftime, and we hit it right off the bat, was we have to throw the ball down the field and make them cover us,” Saban said. “So we made one big explosive play. We didn’t cash it in but then we were able to run the ball effectively with quarterback runs as well as tailback runs. I think that was the difference in the game in the second half.”