After Vanderbilt knocked off No. 18 Kansas State last week, Commodores defensive lineman Nifae Lealao immediately turned his attention to their next opponent.

“Alabama, you’re next,” he said.

Lealao then tried to clarify his statement Sunday, writing a note that he sent out from his personal Twitter account.

But it came as no surprise that Crimson Tide players were asked about the comments Monday.

“Theoretically, we are next on their schedule,” starting quarterback Jalen Hurts told reporters. “We have to prepare and we have to get ready to play a good Vanderbilt team.”

Offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman was similarly unfazed.

“It happens everywhere,” he said. “No matter where you play, people are going to talk trash. But you just move forward and you try to execute.¬†You can’t play with emotion in this game.”

Saturday’s kickoff at Vanderbilt Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be nationally televised on CBS.