Nick Saban calls on Alabama home crowd to be like The Swamp
It’s safe to say The Swamp made an impression on Nick Saban.
On Wednesday night, Saban mentioned the Florida Week 3 crowd in the opening statement of his post-practice press conference. Saban wants to see Alabama fans create a similarly hostile environment in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday when Ole Miss comes to Tuscaloosa.
“When we played down in Florida, I mean it was really, really tough on our team. And you could tell. So hopefully we can make it a little bit that way for (Ole Miss),” Saban said of the crowd. “We’re just excited to be playing in a big game at home in our stadium against a good team, and hopefully, our fans, our players and everybody will have great passion and enthusiasm for this game.”
Like the Alabama-Florida game, UA-Ole Miss is set to be Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. ET “SEC on CBS” showcase game of the week.