Nick Saban has unusual explanation for how Ole Miss has disrespected Alabama
Unlike last week, when a Vanderbilt defender proclaimed “Alabama, you’re next!” there hasn’t been much talk out of Ole Miss this week.
With no bulletin-board material for his team ahead of this weekend’s game, Alabama coach Nick Saban is getting creative with his motivation tactics.
During a press conference on Wednesday, he said that the “ultimate disrespect” is when a team “quietly thinks they have your number.”
Saban on Ole Miss believing it had Alabama's #: "I think the ultimate disrespect is when someone quietly thinks they have your number."
— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) September 27, 2017
Obviously, the Rebels have had the Crimson Tide’s number as much as any team could in the past three years, winning two of their last three matchups.
This year is different, however, as No. 1 Alabama is fresh off a 59-0 blowout win and the Ole Miss squad isn’t ranked in its first season under interim coach Matt Luke.
Still, anything can happen for the Rebels with star QB Shea Patterson running the offense.
See if the Crimson Tide can take care of business on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. Central time and can be seen on ESPN.