TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the third quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 14, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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Nick Saban Gives Excellent Speech on Importance of Nothing

Ahead of Alabama's Week 7 matchup Saturday at home against the Arkansas Razorbacks, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban used a press conference to lecture on the "the importance of nothing."

Yes, you read that right.

"OK, y'all ready for a lecture?" Saban started.

"Talk about the importance of nothing," Saban said, then paused.

"You get up every day, you're entitled to nothing. Nobody owes you nothing. You could have talent, but if you don't have discipline and you don't execute, you don't focus, what do you get? Nothing," the seven-time national champion coach continued.

"If you're complacent and not paying attention to detail, what does that get you? Nothing. So, nothing is acceptable but your best. So, we need to be — everything is determined by what you do and you trying to be your best so that you can build on positive performance. That's the only thing. There should be nothing else but that for everybody. So, that's what we have to stay focused on, that's what we need to do. And, you know, we got rained out today, so we had to go inside. And we need to not accept anything but our best in terms of what we're doing in preparation."

As mentioned, this came before their matchup with Arkansas. Heading into the game, Alabama was 5-1, and Arkansas was 2-4. The Crimson Tide won the game 24-21. They led 24-13 heading into the fourth quarter but allowed a touchdown pass by Razorbacks quarterback KJ Jefferson to Rashod Dubinion.

The Crimson Tide, now, 6-1, remain the No. 11 team in the country while the Razorbacks, now 2-5, are unranked. In Week 8, the Tide will stay at home to host the No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers before rounding out the season against the LSU Tigers, Kentucky Wildcats, Chattanooga and Auburn.

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