Saban to players: ‘Be where your feet are’ and ‘Take care of business’

By Hunter Ford

In his Monday press conference, Nick Saban said Alabama players need to focus on what will be a “tough,” “physical” game against LSU Saturday night.

The Tide, after an off week, will be mostly healthy. Offensive lineman Cam Robinson is the only player expected to miss practice time this week, according to Saban.  Robinson could possibly be able to play Saturday, Saban said.

“If he continues to make progress, he could be available for the game,” he said.

Running back and special teams contributor Tyren Jones has been released from a suspension and will be able to play against LSU.

Saban said he expects an “involved” LSU home crowd, and a “challenging” game against an LSU team he described as having an “excellent” running game and one of the most difficult passing defenses to play against.

He said the Tide has experience now, playing road games against Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Tennessee, in loud and distracting environments.  Saban said “focus” and “communication” will be crucial.

The Tigers are a difficult team to score on and their secondary can create a lot of turnovers, Saban said.  He said an aggressive pass rush, and “good sized” corners playing man-to-man coverage cause problems for opposing offenses.  Saban said Alabama would have to overcome that challenge and have balance on offense to beat LSU.

The goal in the off week was to “get players more ready to play for 60 minutes,” Saban said. He said his team must “take care of business today,” practice with focus and “take it to the game when the game comes.”

Saban advised his players to “be where your feet are.” He said rankings mean nothing to the Tide right now.  “Take care of business today.  The LSU game is the game we play this week.”

“We need everybody’s best, every day, for what we have a chance to accomplish,” he said.

After the LSU game in Baton Rouge, Alabama will face two of the top three highest ranked teams in the College Football Playoff poll.  Top ranked Mississippi State and third ranked Auburn come to Tuscaloosa in the next few weeks.

Asked about the benefits of a bye week, Saban said it can be helpful to rest and get healthy. He said bye weeks also allow coaches to spend some time on in-season recruiting.

“Sometimes bye weeks are good and sometimes they don’t work out that well,” Saban said, noting Alabama was unsuccessful in a loss to Ole Miss following a bye week earlier in the season.

He said it can often be hard for players to “re-establish intensity, game week mode, beast mode, whatever you want to call it.”

Saban said Alabama practiced better last week than it did in the bye week before the Ole Miss game.

Asked if he watched any college football games over the weekend Saban replied, “I watched LSU games on my little computer.”

He admitted to watching some of the Florida-Georgia game and the Ole Miss-Auburn game, which he referred to as a “great game.”

“Miss Terry controls the TV at my house,” he said. “If she wants to watch them (football games) then I get to watch. If not, we get to watch ‘Gone With the Wind’ or something.”

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    The Real Truth

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      Crimsonite

      Hey pussy lips, be glad you’re back under another name for about the fourth time. On any other site they would have banned you after your first post – and the one above too. Hope your dimb ass is ready to drink some more Bama jizem Satueday, cause its gonna be a flood. Must be hell to be a Corndog.

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    The Real Truth

    Hey Crimsonut no other site has standards as low as this one, as proven by the fact that they continue to let a foul mouth moron like you continue to post the vulgar crap you do here. Why don’t you do everybody a favor and buy yourself a dictionary so you can look up some alternative words to express yourself besides the few curse words your poor excuse for parents must have thought you growing up. I’m pretty sure you didn’t graduate from UA, but if you did what a fine example you are of what that school turns out. LMAO

    And who cares where your POS buddy, Harvey Udyke, lives now. He’s a gump from bama and roots for bama just like you do. You two are two peas in a pod joined at the hip.

    And calling me a corndog doesn’t bother me one bit, because it’s about the stupidest, nonsensible attempt at an insult that I have ever heard. I’m sure it has it’s origin in the ever so small mind of a gump. In fact we celebrate this stupid insult by now making gourmet corndogs at our tailgate parties and will be handing them out to every gump that passes by on Saturday! LMAO

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    Crimsonite

    It’s really been tough on that Corndog ass of your’s since 1/9/2012 hasn’t it. Allthat horseshit you lostedduring the winter of 2011 came back to bite you in the ass, and bite hou in the ass, and bite you in the ass. Bwaa Haww Haww. Get ready for the 4 peat, dumbass.

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      The Real Truth

      I’m sure 1/9/12 was no tougher on my ass than 1/30/13 was on your ass!! LMAO

      Just the thought of that 100 yard “MISSED” field goal return for a touchdown with ONE second left on the clock, that you gumps and your coach argued to be put back on, which thereby cost you gumps the SEC West Championship, and knockied you out of a chance to play for the SEC Championship and the National Championship makes me still laugh.

      Chances for a three peat are hard to come by and to know your coach and your team blew it, to your arch rivals no less, helped remove any remaining bad memories that may have been lingering from 1/9/12. That and all the you tube videos of you gumps watching that happen last year. LMAO

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    Truck Stop Pimp

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    • 14
      Crimsonite

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        The Real Truth

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          The Conduit

          We missed you, prick. Knew you could never forget. Auburn may be Little Brother, but you’ll always be little second cousin.

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