Nick Saban went on a bit of a mini rant concerning ‘favorites’ and quality of opponents in college football games.

Perhaps Alabama’s latest game against Texas is a good example. The Tide were 20 point favorites over the Longhorns and ended up winning by the skin of their teeth, 20-19.

Saban said he respects what it takes to win Wednesday, and that nothing else should matter. Quality of opponent is merely an opinion.

This isn’t a new take of Saban’s either.

It’s hard to imagine the Crimson Tide will struggle to that magnitude again this season. Especially with their coach preaching domination at a midweek availability heading into a bout versus Louisiana Monroe.