Found October 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
(AP) -- Nick Saban believes Alabama faces a unique challenge with a visit to SEC-newcomer Missouri on Saturday. The test seems far greater for the Tigers, however, as they face the nation's No. 1 defense without their starting quarterback. In their first trip to Faurot Field in 34 years, the top-ranked Crimson Tide try to frustrate redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser and prevent Missouri from picking up its first SEC victory. The Tigers (3-3, 0-3) squandered a golden opportunity to notch their first SEC win last Saturday by falling 19-15 at home to perennial conference doormat Vanderbilt. "This year, there's so much hype being in the SEC, and you've got all the outside voices telling you that you (stink) and you're not worthy," Missouri offensive tackle Elvis Fisher said. "We know what we do here. We work our butts off. And then it's devastating to go out there and not put on your best performance." Winning this week seems far less li...

The Monday Morning Look Ahead: Nick Saban has a message for the fourth estate

Here are some of the key stories that we'll be monitoring this week at CBR headquarters. What did "The Media" do to draw Nick Saban’s scorn this week? First, the hacks weren’t giving Alabama’s opponents the credit that they deserve. Last week, Slick Nick took all those parasites to task for their poor “predictability.” I guess they were going off-script...

Nick Saban reveals that he's had LASIK surgery.

Nick Saban c. 1995, and the glasses you won't see him wearing ever again. Via. SB*Nation You never know what fans who call into those coaches' weekly radio shows, manage to get by the phone screeners, and actually get that cherished chance to talk with the coach. Take for example the Alabama fan who called into Crimson Tide head football coach and asked if he would...

Alabama really is that good

COLUMBIA, MO. Afterward, after No. 1 Alabama's inevitable win over a Missouri team still finding its way in the SEC, Alabama players ran underneath the bowels of Faurot Field as fans on the concourse above leaned over and shouted, over and over, "Roll Tide!" They had rolled again, this machine of a team head coach Nick Saban has put together. This time it was a 42...

Former Kent State teammates Saban, Pinkel meet

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Nick Saban will have a reunion of sorts from Kent State's 1972 Mid-American Conference championship team, since he couldn't make the first one. The Alabama coach was a safety on that team 40 years ago, while Missouri's Gary Pinkel was the star tight end. They'll be opposing coaches for the first time Saturday in Columbia, Mo., instead of teammates...

A.J. McCarrom knee injury update.

You could hear he collective heart of the Alabama faithful miss a beat on Saturday after Crimson Tide starting quarteback A.J. McCarron went down with a keee injury in the team's win over Missouri. McCarron managed to return to the field and continue playing in the game.  Sunday, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban gave an update on McCcarron's status when he appeared...

Alabama 3-TD favorite to win at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The starting quarterback is out, the offensive line is in tatters and the opponent apparently is without flaw. No wonder Missouri is a three-touchdown underdog to top-ranked Alabama heading into Saturday's game. Coming off a deflating upset loss at home to Vanderbilt, Missouri (3-3, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) is still seeking that elusive first SEC victory...

Bama bitten by injury bug

Alabama saw three more key players go down with injuries this weekend on the road in a rainy Columbia, Mo. But AJ McCarron, Eddie Lacy and Christion Jones are expected to be OK, per head coach Nick Saban.
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