TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban had one last request before leaving the podium following the latest lopsided win: Go negative. Please.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide's master motivator would like a little bad press to help keep his team grounded. It's been that kind of start for Alabama's season. Saturday's 45-23 win over Texas A&M amounted to the closest game yet by a couple of touchdowns.
"I'd appreciate it if you would sort of look at some of the things that we didn't do so well and write about that so maybe I could show it to the players and say, `Look here, man. Here's something you can do better,'" Saban told reporters.