Safety Robert Lester has ascended in the Nick Saban system to a position of leadership in the…
Preview: No. 1 Alabama vs. Western Kentucky
Nick Saban's message was loud and clear this week—Alabama is not taking Western Kentucky lightly. No sir. After demolishing then-No. 8 Michigan 41-14 last weekend the Crimson Tide became the No. 1 team in the nation and was praised. But Saban didn't like the flattery or the new ranking or the fact that the media was pumping up Alabama, predicting them to crush this week's opponent, Western Kentucky (the Tide are a 40-point favorite in most Vegas casinos). Nope. He doesn't want his team to be glorified for their successes and he sure doesn't want anyone writing off Western Kentucky, a team, the Alabama coach noted, that has won eight of its last nine games (none against a BCS opponent, mind you) and could win the Sun Belt this season. "I hate to be negative with anybody, but when you people start writing stuff about people that we're playing that doesn't give them the proper respect, that's not fair," Saban said during his Wednesday night rant on the media. "It's not fair to...
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