Nick Saban reflects on winning SEC Championship, says Alabama gained back respect
Nick Saban reflected on Alabama beating Georgia to win the SEC Championship on Saturday, and called it a complete win as all areas of the team contributed to the 41-24 decision in Atlanta.
After the game, the Alabama coach spoke with Jamie Erdahl of CBS Sports.
“We played great on offense and obviously Bryce played a magnificent game,” Saban said. “Receivers did a good job, I think our O-line did a really good job of blocking pressures, so he had a chance to operate, which we thought was important in the game. But this is a great team win. I mean I know our defense gave up some plays, but they got them stuffed when they needed to. Winning the SEC is a big thing and I’m so proud of all the fans we have here, the state of Alabama and all of our players for how they played and competed in this league. I mean everybody wanted to gain a little respect and I think maybe we did.”
Saban was asked how the offensive line improved after a challenging game last week in the Iron Bowl.
“I think the coaches did a really good job, we did a good job of protections,” Saban said. “Bryce (Young) did a good job of preparing to get them in the right play. So everybody contributed in a very positive way, I promise you.”
"Everybody wanted to gain a little respect, and I think maybe we did."
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