It's time for Nick Saban's routine Thursday night and his weekly radio show. Live from Tuscaloosa, Saturday's trip to Mississippi will be the topic.
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– Mississippi State Scouting Report: Kylin Hill is a very good RB and "it's a very good running team." Both QBs manage the ball well. The defensive front cascades and moves halfway through the game with a plan to force third and long situations in which they can rush the passer.
– The nature and ability to communicate are the two things Saban considers most.
– Saban learned about building a large GA type staff by Bill Belikik while in Cleveland Browns. "They were my gardener," Saban said.
– Does Saban use games like Kentucky's basketball loss as motivation? He notes ULM's loss in 2007 and its loss to UAB while at LSU, along with Georgia's loss to South Carolina this year, as a lesson to respect each opponent.
– Does Alabama recruit differently because of common crime? Saban said yes because there are so many matching problems. LSU forced them to play with six DBs because of the throwing ability, so there were younger guys to defend the run and that didn't always work out well.
– Saban begins to talk about the media and reports of injuries that say they should protect the team above all else.
– The atmosphere for playing with LSU was incredible, Saban said, thanking everyone for creating Saturday.
– Three Great Game Results: 1. You Win. 2. You lose. 3. Learn. The third one is the most important and you can't be too emotional about it.
– "You have to get your hat off our team as they will not give up on them," Saban said, referring to the second half of the LSU game.
– According to Saban, Alabama players train 340 days a year. This means that they have to be engaged in every little detail. They have to prove something in Mississippi.
– The media may say the season is over for Alabama, but Saban said they can prove something with the next few games.
– Peewee is on the phone, He wants to know what changed to play better in the second half. Saban said the first half was his responsibility. Sitting in the locker room, Saban said he was upset with his team as they did not behave as usual.
– Saban said he was really tired of asking people about Alabama's playoff potential.
– Saban said he had to stop a player this week because he did not go to class. He did not name the player.