Every week Alabama seemingly reaches another milestone with yet another blowout.
The coach, who has seen his Alabama team lean on its defense to win five national titles, appears to still be getting used to the role reversal this season after the Crimson Tide trounced host Arkansas 65-31 on Saturday.
The former Florida quarterback said on ESPN's "First Take" Friday that he thinks Saban was spot on in calling out the Crimson Tide student section for their shoddy attendance against Louisiana-Monroe.
"I can't make any comparisons. Drew Lock is an outstanding quarterback", Saban said. "Three of those guys are defensive backs", Saban said. "You're really competing against yourselves". "This offense continues to get better, and it's the best we've played against the best team we've played". He entered Week 6 having thrown for 1,161 yards with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 75 percent of his passes. The sophomore was a spectator for most of the second half. You keep seeing numbers like that - he hasn't thrown a pass in the fourth quarter because he hasn't had to. I just felt like we didn't do a good job of that. "We had a lot of explosive plays, a lot of big plays".
Per Sunday's odds at the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, Alabama leads the list of contenders at -225.
On Saturday against Arkansas, Tagovailoa nearly couldn't miss in the first half.
Defensively, Saban said the Tide has a lot of work to do to meet the level of play the offensive is playing at.
It took just one play for Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) to set the tone as Tagovailoa hit tight end Irv Smith Jr. on a pass across the middle that Smith took 76 yards to the end zone and a 7-0 lead just 21 seconds into the game. Didn't play together very well as a unit.