Saban Dishes on Mississippi State of Affairs

Who better to dissect this weekend’s upcoming match-up between Alabama and No. 1 ranked Mississippi State, than Coach Saban himself?  Everyone wants to know what he is thinking about the game on Saturday.  Here’s a little glimpse he gave in his press conference on Monday:

On their offense:

“Those are the most difficult types of teams to defense. I think that it’s largely because of the quarterback. Dak Prescott is a very talented guy in a lot of ways. He’s a big, physical runner. He kind of reminds you of (Tim) Tebow in a lot of ways, but he’s also a very, very good passer. They have a big offensive line that has a lot of experience. Their skill guys, they’ve got a combination of big guys, fast guys, little guys, quick guys that all have been very productive. And they do a really good job of utilizing those players in whatever way they need to to feature what they can do best as players.”

On their defense:

“Defensively, they’re one of the top teams in the country in terms of scoring defense. They’re very physical. They’re big up front. Create a lot of pressure. One of the best teams in terms of how they affect the quarterback, stop the run.”

“They’re very, very physical. They’re big, they’ve got two big inside linebackers, they’re very physical upfront. Very hard to block.”

On their coaches and players in general:

“This is a really, really well-coached, solid team that has a lot of good players. They’re a senior team. They have a lot of experience, and this is certainly going to be a challenge for us to bounce back and play our best football of the season against probably the best team we’ve played all year.”

He knows his team better than anyone and the Alabama fans are just going to have faith in that.



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