Alabama has opened the season 3-0, but it will be facing its greatest challenge thus far on Saturday. The No. 2 Crimson Tide are set to host No. 3 Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium in one of the most highly anticipated matchups so far in 2020.

And Alabama knows it’s going up against a strong team. That’s why head coach Nick Saban had plenty to say about Georgia when previewing the matchup during his Monday press conference with the media.

Here are seven things that Saban had to say about the Bulldogs ahead of Saturday’s matchup:

  • On getting ready to face Georgia: “We’re looking forward to returning home, playing against an outstanding Georgia team. This is probably one of the best teams in the country. Kirby [Smart’s] done an outstanding job there. He’s got really good personnel, they play well in all phases of the game.”
  • On Georgia’s defense: “Their defense is especially very, very good, probably maybe the best defensive team in the country all the way around when you talk about stopping the run, having good pass defense, getting off the field on third down. They’ve been very efficient and effective in every part of the game. They have good players that can rush the passer, they can play the point. So really good defensive team.”
  • On Georgia’s running game: “Offensively, they’ve been able to control the ball, they’ve been one of the leading teams in the country in time of possession. They do a good job of running it, show really good balance. They’ve got some really good backs. Zamir White is an outstanding player, but they have several other outstanding backs.”
  • More on Georgia’s offense: “The quarterback has been very efficient for them. They’ve got really good skill guys, they spread the ball around, play a lot of different skill guys. George Pickens has played well for them. They’re a very, very well-balanced offensive team.”
  • On Georgia’s special teams: “They have very good specialists. Really good punter, really good kicker, very good return guys. And they play really well on special teams.”
  • On overall challenge: “Not a lot of weaknesses in this team, it’s going to be really challenging for us to be able to execute the way we need to execute, on all cylinders, to be able to be successful in this game.”
  • On Georgia’s experience: “I think they have a veteran team, so when you have a veteran team on defense, I think you can do a little more. And I think they’ve taken good advantage of having good players who have experience, and those guys execute those things extremely well.”

Alabama and Georgia are set to kick off on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.