Nick Saban was asked about crowd control following several incidents this season, including the most recent at Tennessee last week.

However, Alabama, of course, dealt with its own issues at Texas A&M, and Saban said he has proof of a bruise some 9 days later.

“I’ve still got a big bruise on my arm from the Texas A&M game,” Saban said at Monday’s press conference. “I can use that as motivation.”

The bruise is about the size of a baseball, and Saban added that he looks at it as a reminder.

Programs have been fined six-figure amounts, and at times there are arrests made and other police involvement, particularly at Tennessee. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has spoke about the issue to improve crowd control, but it could easily be revisited this offseason.