On Thursdays we listen to the “Hey Coach and Nick Saban Show”.

The Alabama head coach was probably like most of us back in August, assuming this week’s primetime game against Texas A&M as a potential matchup of teams ranked in the Top 5.

Alabama, back at the top of the polls, has held up its end of the deal. Texas A&M? Not so much. So that means Saban has to throw on his rat poison and remind every one that it’s still a big game.

Nick Schultz from On3 has the full report.

“As always, the media sort of makes things out to be some kind of way,” Saban said. “And I’ve been asked various questions this week by the media about, ‘Well, back in the spring, this was supposed to be the big game and it’s not as big a game now.’ It is a big game. This is a really big game for us.”

Yes it’s still a big game for Alabama because it’s a chance to avenge last year’s 38-31 loss to the Aggies at College Station. It’s absolutely a big game for Texas A&M because the Aggies entire season can be somewhat restored with an unlikely upset.

For the rest of us, it’s just game now and one that Alabama should win comfortably. Sorry coach, that’s the way the ball bounces. Don’t blame the media, we weren’t the ones that lost to App State at home.

Alabama will host Texas A&M at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will be the final SEC game scheduled for primetime on CBS.