Bowl season is underway and one of the next ones on the horizon is the the Sugar Bowl contest between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Kansas State Wildcats on New Year’s Eve.

Head coach Nick Saban has been pleased with his team’s effort in the preparatory phases and the with what the Tide have shown during practices.

“I’d just like to comment on what a good job I think our players have done with practice so far,” Saban said.

“Really going seven days in a row after tomorrow, then players will get three days off for Christmas, but attitude has been good. The intensity has been good. Obviously, this has been a real opportunity for some of the younger guys to get a lot of reps with some of the defections that we’ve had, and I think it’s really, really good. I like the attitude of the team.”

This team has stayed incredibly committed throughout the process even in the midst of a rare 2-loss season, with quarterback Bryce Young and defensive standout Will Anderson Jr. both electing to play despite their high draft stock.

Alabama and Kansas State are set to kick off at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, Dec. 31.