Saban: Special teams showing improvement

“Well I have actually seen some improvement,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. “We have actually made some changes, in terms of how we went about what we did. We’ve tried to raise the standard of awareness that the players have. Most of things that have gone wrong are very easily correctable and in most cases are things that we have practiced; the decision-making and judgment on the field, relative to recognition to responding and reacting. I think we have to create a higher awareness of what we need to do to prepare to do it the right way and we have a little better attitude about what we’re doing on special teams.

“I have seen some improvement this week and (Kentucky) is good on special teams. They have one of the best kickoff returners in the country. They have done a good job of holding down the punt returns, as well as putting pressure on the punter. So this will be a challenging game for us from that standpoint. We need to do better and we need to improve.”

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