When facing No. 1 Alabama, there’s no need to offer any extra bit of motivation.

Nick Saban’s team is truly a well-oiled machine. More often than not, it can play its “B” game and still beat 95-percent of its opponents. When pre-game smack is thrown into the mix, it’ll only fuel the Alabama fire even further.

After LSU DB Dwayne Thomas proclaimed the Tigers “will dominate” the Crimson Tide, OL K.J. Malone (son of Karl) had this to say on Monday:

There’s surprisingly been a lack of respect for the No. 1 team in the country. Lest Malone forget, he’ll have to block the likes of Jonathan Allen, Tim Williams, Da’Ron Payne, and Dalvin Tomlinson on Saturday.

In other words, he’ll be battling against an angry, motivated unit which many regard as the best in all of college football.

Have fun, K.J.