‘It All Starts With Me’: Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban Comment On Loss To Texas


In a press conference held on Saturday night, Nick Saban, the head coach of the Alabama football team, discussed the Crimson Tide’s 34-24 loss against the Texas Longhorns.

“You know this was a test, you know, for us,” Saban said. “I told the players early in the week that this was going to be a test, that we were going to play a really good team and we would actually find out where we were as a team and, um, this was a test for everybody. It was a test for the coaches, it was a test for me, it was a test for all the players, and we obviously didn’t do very well.”

Most of the night, the offensive line was pushed around. Costly fines were assessed. After dropping two close games last season, the Tide is under fresh scrutiny.

“It all starts with me, and I obviously let our team down in terms of how we were able to execute and play,” Saban said.

Although Texas finally prevailed, Alabama put up a good fight, with QB Jalen Milroe producing significant passing and rushing plays. He completed 14 of 27 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns.

For the remainder of the season, Saban had faith in his team and the program despite the defeat.

“I believe in these players, these players have worked hard,” Saban said. “It was a great atmosphere in the stadium tonight and I appreciate the fans. They did their part for sure; we didn’t do our part well enough. It all starts with me as I said before, but we’re going to do everything we can to get it right and get it fixed.”