Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn talked about this weekend’s Iron Bowl during his weekly press conference on Tuesday.

Auburn (6-5) hosts No. 2 Alabama (10-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will be shown on CBS.

Malzahn is well aware of how good his team’s opponent is. On Tuesday, he said the Crimson Tide was probably the most talented team in the country.

Auburn’s coach is particularly impressed with Alabama’s front seven on defense.

Two things Malzahn feels the Tigers must do on Saturday are make some big plays and score touchdowns when they get in the red zone.

Right now the Tigers are trying to focus on getting better and being ready to play on Saturday.

Auburn isn’t sure who the quarterback will be on Saturday. Jeremy Johnson is coming off possibly his best performance of the season last week against Idaho (163 yards passing, two touchdowns, no interceptions). But Sean White could be back from his knee injury. Malzahn said he’ll have a better idea of how ready White is after today’s practice.

Regardless of who the quarterback is, Malzahn believes the Tigers have to make plays in the passing game. He says you can’t be one-dimensional against Alabama.

Malzahn didn’t want to reveal too much about Auburn’s game plan.

Center Austin Golson missed last week’s game with a knee injury, but could return this week. If Golson can’t play, Devonte Danzey would be the Tigers’ center. Left tackle Shon Coleman also missed the Idaho game, but is likely to play against Alabama.

Malzahn believes Auburn’s defense has played much better since defensive end Carl Lawson returned from an injury that forced him to miss the first half of the season.

On Monday, Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones gave Auburn’s receivers some bulletin board material when he said he didn’t think they were anything special. Malzahn passed on the opportunity to respond to Jones’ comments, and instead complimented the Crimson Tide.