Saban talks Iron Bowl, injuries, Urban Meyer

Take a look at the drive-thru version of Nick Saban’s comments from the SEC media teleconference:

  • Iron Bowl “defines everything in Alabama,” Saban said.
  • Always a challenge playing on the road in the SEC.
  • Nose guard Josh Chapman “is doing fine,” after sitting out last week with knee injury.
  • “When you live in this state, everybody is interested in this game,” Saban said. There is a greater magnitude to this game.
  • There’s no need for a trophy in this rivalry, he said.
  • On Urban Meyer: “If coaching is in his heart, that’s what he should do.”
  • Saban not worried about the history of the last few games. It’s all about Saturday. “What happened in 2001, I don’t have any interest.”
  • Saban likes playing the game on Saturday to keep the routine of a game week.
  • “If one team has a short week, both teams should have a short week.” (Remember Auburn had a bye before last season’s game).
  • “Barrett looked better than I thought he would in practice,” Saban said of Barrett Jones.
  • Arkansas-LSU doesn’t matter, he said again.
  • “If we have to sit around and watch that game, we should be watching some Auburn film.”

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