Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban says his team is preparing to face an improved Auburn team this Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the Iron Bowl. Saban spoke to the media Monday about the game, which is one of the biggest in college football. This marks the 80th time this the two team have played against each other since 1893.
It’s all about staying focused on what you need to do to play your best football on the road,” said Saban.
Some injured Tide players may return to play against their state rivals. Coach Saban says linebacker Keith Holcombe, who sprained his knee, should return to full speed on Tuesday. Tide cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick and tackle Dominick Jackson both practiced Monday.
Kenyan Drake started individual drills on Monday. The running back broke his arm against Mississippi State. Saban says they will watch to see if Drake regains functional use of his hand and arm.
Alabama has been a dominant force on the football field this season, but Nick Saban says Auburn is a talented team.
” Auburn’s probably playing the best they’ve played all year. They’ve gotten better and better, which I think is attributed to Gus and his staff…,”said Saban on Monday.
The Crimson Tide has only one lost this season, which was against Ole Miss. The Auburn Tigers come in to the Iron Bowl with a 6-5 record.