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During his weekly press conference on Monday morning, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said that No. 19. Auburn (8-3) this weekend will be the "best team we've played, probably, so far this year."

Which is an interesting comment considering the Tide lost to No. 1 LSU (11-0) a few weeks ago in Tuscaloosa...

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And for the simple fact that LSU beat both Auburn and Alabama. Weird flex, Saban.
Reply26 months
the decline is real
Reply26 months
Part of his campaigning to be in the playoffs , should they win.
Reply26 months
All about the process...
Reply26 months
If they lost to the 2nd (?) best team they played, then they should lose to the best. But, Saban being the master at manipulation, if they beat the best team they played all year they definitely belong in the playoffs.
Reply26 months
He's getting old
Reply26 months
Why is anyone freaking out over this? What was he supposed to say? “They’re not as good as LSU?” Shut up.
Reply26 months
That would be a true statement considering LSU beat Auburn. Saban probably should've said Auburn would be the best defense they've played all year. That would've been accurate.
26 months
Lol, people kill me with this "what was he supposed to say" bull shite. It's simple, he could have said it was the best defense they play or could have said one of the top 10 teams in the county in his opinion, which isn't that far from the truth.
26 months
lol whatever you whiny ass
Reply26 months
Salty bitch
Reply26 months
LOL RTWFU LOL
Reply26 months
That's OK Nicky. Auburn was probably the best team we played all year.
Reply26 months
Whiny bitch
Reply26 months
They were the best team we played this year too
Reply26 months
I agree on that. Auburn was definitely the best team LSU has played all year up to date.
26 months
He's trying to build up Auburnt- he wants to push all the right buttons so that if they win, 'his' reasoning why they should be in the playoff picture...
Reply26 months
I hope you lose
Reply26 months
super bowl
Reply26 months
Simple coachspeak...trying to keep the team motivated as well as fan expectations reasonable.
Reply26 months
He's just complimenting his next opponent but it did come off as a troll.
Reply26 months
Maybe - Maybe Not - Maybe RTWFU
Reply26 months
he's getting old, and has memory lapses. He's forgotten he played LSU.
Reply26 months
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