Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has a hard time keeping his mouth shut. With Arkansas set to face off against Alabama Saturday, Bielema already has had things to say about the Tide, but to this point the Hogs coach has chosen to stay positive.
Bielema spoke about Bama’s spectacular defensive line Monday, giving them perhaps the highest praise yet coming from an opponent. Bielema compared them to an NFL line citing their talent and depth, capping his comments with,
“They all look the same,” Bielema said. “I swear there’s a machine that just creates them.”
While the line has been the best in the country to this point and hearing praise from your opponent’s coach is flattering, Tide players aren’t letting it go to their head.
“It really doesn’t affect us,” Tide star Jonathan Allen said. “We don’t have time for things like that. Coach Bo (Davis) does a good job of keeping us humble. We really don’t worry about what people say about us. We let our play do the talking.”