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Ole Miss Coach Houston Nutt said the bye week helped Ole Miss get a few injured players a bit healthier headed into the game against Alabama. He said the team has tried to get more physical and worked on the “craft” of football during the bye.
Nutt said, “Alabama is playing at a high level” and “probably has one of the best defenses in the country.”
Nutt said Saban’s success at LSU and Alabama stems from Saban’s ability to get great players—“He has been able to recruit at a very high level,” Nutt said. Nutt said the defensive side of the ball shows Saban’s touch including the blitz package and aggressiveness.
Nutt was asked to evaluate Saban’s legacy. Nutt pointed to Saban’s statue as an example, but added that Saban had won a national championship at two different schools.
Nutt spoke about the special team that went into the Swamp and defeated the 2008 Florida Gators. Nutt said the goal wasn’t an upset, but to become a better football team.