Alabama is a double-digit favorite in every game this season. But don’t tell that to Nick Saban.
“I think the rat poison this year, not to bring up a sore subject, is worse than ever,” Saban said on his radio show this week. “I’ve had more people ask me how we’re going to do against Texas this week than how we’re going to do against Utah State. I mean, I’m like, ‘We’re not playing Texas this week.’ “
The Aggies travel to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night before Alabama travel to Texas in a marquee Week 2 game.
Saban, who has often mocked the “rat death” in the past, linked his hatred of hype to the Bible, reciting Matthew 23:12.
“Then I go to church on Sunday,” Saban said, “and the sermon is, ‘He who exalts himself will be humbled. He who humbles himself will be exalted. So it’s almost like putting rat poison in the same thing, it fits almost perfectly.
It was not the last Saban – whose team is considered the favorite to win the national championship – had to say on a subject that had once fascinated him.
“We have to play one game at a time,” he said. “How can Alabama lose to this team? How can this team beat Alabama in three months? » Who gives have you? How about this game? What about the church what’s going on now? Now. Can we focus on what is happening now? How come no one cares now? »