One thing you can say about Alabama head football coach, Nick Saban is, he really isn’t shy when it comes to letting everyone know he’s the boss. The best thing about Saban is he knows that to win football games you have to be focused every week. One game not playing your best football may have you on the outside looking in while racing for the BCS Title.
Coming off a huge non-conference blowout win over Michigan in the 2012 Cowboys Classic, expectations have spiraled out of control for the Crimson Tide. This week they jumped USC in the Associated Press College Football Poll, and are now, the unanimous number one team in the country.
Not only did the Crimson Tide smash the Wolverines, they looked as if they haven’t missed a beat from 2011, a season in which they won their second BCS Title in three years. Alabama dominated Michigan on both lines of scrimmage and looked well schooled on defense with a ton of new names making big time plays.
Dee Milliner looks to be the next great defensive back for the Crimson Tide. He dominated Michigan receivers to the tune of five tackles, one interception and four pass breakups in route to being named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week.
CJ Mosley stepped right in for the departed, Donta Hightower, as he had seven tackles and an interception return for a touchdown.
Trey DePriest, Mosley’s running mate, added seven tackles as well, four of those being solo.
On the offensive side of the football, AJ McCarron picked right up where he left off in 2011. He completed 11 of 21 pass attempts for 199 yards and two touchdowns.
At running back, junior Eddie Lacy got the start, but was overshadowed by true freshman TJ Yeldon. Yeldon, in his first collegiate game, carried the football 11 times for 111 yards and a touchdown.
Alabama will tee it up against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:39 local time and the game will be broadcasted on SEC Network affiliates.
Nick Saban goes off on reporters.
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