Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 02: Kick returner Javier Arenas #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with head coach Nick Saban after Arenas scored on a 73-yard punt return in the second quarter against the Utah Utes during the 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
With an eye-opening win over a highly ranked opponent, Alabama showed that it might have a strong shot at another national title. Coach Nick Saban, though, doesn't want his now No. 1-ranked team to forget about all of the steps needed before another potential trip to the BCS championship. The Crimson Tide will try to build on their dominating season opener Saturday against visiting Western Kentucky, a game that will serve as a tuneup for next week's showdown to begin conference play. Despite a number of new faces, Alabama showed a fierceness in its first game that was reminiscent of last year's BCS title game win over LSU. The Tide scored the first 31 points in a 41-14 win over then-No. 8 Michigan on Saturday and outgained the Wolverines 431-269. They intercepted star quarterback Denard Robinson three times, with C.J. Mosley returning one of the picks for a touchdown in the second quarter. Alabama's A.J. McCarron threw for a pair of TDs and freshman T.J. Yeldon rushed for 111 y...
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