TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban was griping about the hype surrounding a team that had “basically played one half of one game.”
That was after one blowout win into the season. He’s still looking for that so-called complete game from the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which built a big lead and lost most of it in a 31-29 win over No. 11 Florida.
In reality, it was the first test Alabama has faced this season and it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Gators didn’t go quietly.But “60 minutes” has been a bit of a mantra, especially early this season, for Saban & Co.