#SECMD23: Alabama coach Nick Saban (AUDIO)

Alabama coach Nick Saban speaks to the media at the 2023 SEC Football Kickoff (Jimmie Mitchell/SEC)

Every time Nick Saban holds court at SEC Media Days, and Wednesday was his 16th appearance representing the Crimson Tide, media members expect the Earth to shake. Certainly, they figure, Saban will say something to make their day easier. He will give them plenty of meet to chew on. Not so much this time.

Saban reflected on his 10-day vacation to Italy to celebrate his 50th anniversary with his wife Terry, which he said he was at first hesitant to take but he actually enjoyed the time away and advised everyone to make such a trip. He praised the talent of his new offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and said bringing back Dillon native Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator was a no brainer for him. And he shed no new light on the quarterback competition.

Otherwise, no great reflections on the state of college football, the Transfer Portal or NIL. He might as well have been Clark Lea.

Alabama coach Nick Saban at SEC Media Days

No. Name Pos. Class
7 Ja’Corey Brooks WR Jr.
3 Jermaine Burton WR Sr.
71 Darrian Dalcourt OL Gr.
65 JC Latham OL Jr.
56 Seth McLaughlin OL Sr.
No. Name Pos. Class
1 Kool-Aid McKinstry DB Jr.
3 Terrion Arnold DB Jr.
91 Jaheim Oatis DL So.
50 Tim Smith DL Sr.
92 Justin Eboigbe DL Sr.
15 Dallas Turner LB Jr.
No. Name Pos. Class
86 James Burnip P R-Jr.
51 Kneeland Hibbett SN Jr.
16 Will Reichard PK Gr.

Alabama 2023 Schedule

Sept. 9 TEXAS
Sept. 16 at South Florida
Sept. 23 OLE MISS*
Sept. 30 at Mississippi State*
Oct. 7 at Texas A&M*
Oct. 28 Open Date
Nov. 4 LSU*
Nov. 11 at Kentucky*
Nov. 25 at Auburn*

2022 Results

11-2 Overall • 6-2 SEC
Home: 7-0 Away: 3-2 Neutral: 1-0 vs. Top 25: 5-2
Sept. 3 [1/1] UTAH STATE (rv/rv) W, 55-0 98,321
Sept. 10 [1/1] at Texas (rv/22) W, 20-19 105,213
Sept. 17 [2/1] ULM W, 63-7 98,433
Sept. 24 [2/2] VANDERBILT* W, 55-3 96,246
Oct. 1 [2/2] at Arkansas (20/19)* W, 49-26 75,579
Oct. 8 [1/1] TEXAS A&M (rv/rv)* W, 24-20 100,077
Oct. 15 [3/1] at Tennessee (6/8)* L, 49-52 101,915
Oct. 22 [6/6] MISSISSIPPI STATE (24/24)* W, 30-6 100,077
Nov. 5 [6/6] at LSU (15/17)* L, 31-32 OT 102,321
Nov. 12 [10/11] at Ole Miss (11/9)* W, 30-24 65,923
Nov. 19 [8/8] AUSTIN PEAY W, 34-0 99,639
Nov. 26 [8/7] AUBURN* W, 49-27 100,077
Dec. 31 [5/5] vs Kansas State (11/9) W, 45-20 60,437
AllState Sugar Bowl • New Orleans, Louisiana

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