Kirk Herbstreit didn’t mince words when asked about Alabama. In fact, he focused on just one.

“Simplify,” the ESPN analyst said Saturday morning on SportsCenter via “They looked like a very confused team last (week). Again, when you play a physically dominant team in college football (like Alabama), you can’t just line up and play football. You’ve got to do a lot of different things with your formations, your personnel groupings and your motions.”

That’s exactly what Texas A&M did last week. It worked. The Aggies upset Alabama 41-38.

Alabama will play at Mississippi State today at 7 p.m. ET.

“A&M did a heck of a job of confusing Alabama’s defense,” Herbstreit said. “Alabama, many times, on their heels looking at each other, kind of shrugging their shoulders, confused with the looks. I think they had too much maybe in the plan. … Busted coverage, getting beat up front at the line of scrimmage.”

The loss dropped Alabama from No. 1 in the country to No. 5. We’ll see if the Aggies can continue their winning ways. They play Missouri at noon ET today.