Alabama wins

Alabama defeated a weaker opponent. Players put up some good numbers, and padded their stats. It was a good win prior to beginning SEC play. (You can read the AP report on the Tide’s win here.) It was an improvement over last week’s Tulane game. However, with the way Tulane played today against East Carolina (ECU avoided an upset 28-24) maybe last week wasn’t as bad as we all thought.

OK, it was. But still, Tulane was better than we all believed.

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Alabama coach Nick Saban was pleased with the team’s win over Western Kentucky.

“The congratulations goes to our players,” Saban said. “They did a great job. This is the way we want to play in a game like this. We dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.”

Saban was also happy to get players experience. He even praised the crowd support.

“I want to compliment our crowd,” Saban said. “With all the things going on in the world, with gas prices going up, a limit of 10 gallons of gas, our crowd came out and showed great enthusiasm. I know the players appreciate that and it certainly helps in recruiting.”

There goes Saban again. He’s always working his process. Even games against overpowered teams are a step on the recruiting path to greatness.

Saban also praised the performance on the field.

“We talked about playing better and playing to our full capacity,” Saban said. “We executed better tonight and we did not do that last week and that’s why we had negative plays. We talk about playing 60 minutes and we did that. Everything we have done to this point is getting us ready for the SEC. Hopefully, this will carry over to next week.”

Let’s hope.