Saban: No. 4 Alabama played poorly last 2 games

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 12, 2012
Nick Saban puts Alabama's past two games in the same category. He doesn't mean it as a compliment. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide lost for the first time against No. 9 Texas A&M a week after barely beating No. 8 LSU. Saban says Alabama didn't play well as a team in either game. Saban called it ''a Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon.'' That reference is to a win over Kentucky on a Hail Mary in 2002 when he was at LSU. The Tigers followed that with a 31-0 loss to Alabama. Saban says a team gets beat ''because nobody responded to playing bad because you won. You won the Bluegrass Miracle.'' Alabama plays Western Carolina Saturday and can earn a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game with a win over Auburn.
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