Nick Saban doesn’t think Alabama is currently “elite,” but says one program is Brian Blanco/Getty Images
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 8: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to members of the media during the College Football Playoff National Championship Head Coaches Press Conference on January 8, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Alabama has plenty of work to do ahead of their opening-season matchup with Florida State if Nick Saban is to be believed.

Following the team’s annual A-Day Game, Saban laid into his “adequate” team.

Whether it’s just gamesmanship or Saban truly believes his team just isn’t quite that good yet, Florida State fans should take this one as quite the compliment.

Alabama plays Florida State on September 2 in the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in what could be a historic tilt between the No. 1 and No. 2 team in the country.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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