Nick Saban on the positive media coverage: 'It's like rat poison' to our players
Nick Saban wasn’t too happy after the 27-19 win over Texas A&M.
Coming into the game, Saban knew the Aggies would be a tough win, and he was right.
After the game, Saban was asked his opinion on what happened with the Tide’s three three-and-outs on the first four drives to start the game on offense, and his response was, well, interesting, as he compared positive media coverage to “rat poison.”
“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys,” Saban said. “All that stuff you write about how good we are, and all that stuff they hear on ESPN, it’s like poison. It’s like taking poison … like rat poison! So, I’m asking them, ‘are you going to listen to me, or are you going to listen to these guys about how good you are?'”
“Just like your question right now. We get stopped three out of four times like that’s a bad thing? We’re not going to beat everyone 66-3.”
It’s easy to see that Arkansas is going to feel the full force of Alabama next week.