Alabama's Nick Saban doesn't want his players to be in a celebratory mood this week after they impressively passed one of their final tests toward an undefeated regular season.
It also might be difficult to convince his team that it'll get much of a challenge from Mississippi State.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide haven't allowed more than 10 points during their five-game winning streak against the Bulldogs, a dominant string they'll look to continue Saturday night in Starkville.
Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC) has three games left between it and its first perfect regular season since 2009, but Saban isn't looking for his players to be relieved after last week's 38-17 win over then-No. 10 LSU.
He'd prefer they focus on what it felt like to physically dominate in a second half in which the Crimson Tide outscored the Tigers 21-0 over the final 27 minutes.
"You cannot take things for granted," Saban said Monday. "There can't be any kind of relief syndrome that, `We got by that game.' I think t...