Wednesday, Alabama coach Nick Saban tore into assembled media members for implying that his team is better than just about every other team, including teams like Western Kentucky, which Bama is favored to beat by 38 points. Can't have players getting overconfident, media. As you can see above in this week's a-buddy-sent-this-to-me message board image, TV got the message.
Now watch as WKU defender T.J Smith talks himself into an upset victory as if taken over by mind control:
What to expect Saturday: "Yeah, man, I'll tell you what, we're gonna play hard - I'll tell you what, we're gonna freaking win this game. Truly, we got a great defense, great linebackers - so watch this game, we're gonna win."
Great linebackers! Well then, you're all set. Thus Nick Saban retired to the cellar for the morning, his dark work complete until nightfall.
Elsewhere, Hilltoppers coach Willie Taggart attempted to counteract Saban's poor-mouthing attempt by nominating the Tide for the NFC South, but for naught:
"If you ask me, they're going to be the next expansion team in the NFL. They'll be that 33rd team in the NFL. They are loaded. Sometimes you look at those guys and say, 'That's not fair.'"
Later, at his weekly press conference, Taggart said Alabama "might give Green Bay a shot."
However, let's never forget the last time WKU issued a ruling on a SEC team's worth:
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