Nick Saban will be taking deep dive into his team in the season opener. The Alabama head coach talked about looking for finishers at Wednesday’s teleconference.

What Saban meant by finishers was the players who will sustain their level of play into the fourth quarter.

“That’s why we’re going to play the first game, and see, you know. How guys play in the game, how they compete in the game, how they sustain it in the game, how they can finish in the 4th quarter,” said Saban. “I think those are all things you find out about your team when you play games.”

Saban will be looking for players for embody the word finisher the most on Sept. 2. Saturday will be Alabama and MTSU’s first meeting since 2015.

It’ll be interesting to see which players emerge as “finishers” for Alabama.

There will be a new face at QB taking snaps under center. Fans shouldn’t be surprised if Saban plays multiple quarterbacks in the game.

Linebacker Dallas Turner and running back Jase McClellan could also be players who do so.

The last game played between these two schools ended with a 37-10 Crimson Tide victory. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.