Alabama head coach Nick Saban insisted he is just a football coach during his press conference on Monday afternoon when asked about the current political climate overlapping with football. Saban still managed to give his opinions on the events that took place across the NFL yesterday.
Dominant. That is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about Alabama’s defense in its 59-0 win over Vanderbilt. The defense was so dominant that the Commodores failed to cross the 50-yard line once in the game, getting as close as its 44-yard line before an interception stopped the drive.
Alabama’s running game was key in its 59-0 victory over the Commodores. Runs like Harris’ happened consistently throughout the game as Alabama was able to gash Vanderbilt’s defense over and over. The Crimson Tide finished with 496 rushing yards- the highest total of Nick Saban’s tenure at Alabama.
No. 1 Alabama dominated Vanderbilt, 59-0, in its first trip to Nashville since Nick Saban’s first season in 2007. The Crimson Tide’s running game powered the offense and finished with 677 yards total and 496 yards rushing. While Alabama’s offense was hitting on all cylinders, its defense shut down the Commodores, holding Vanderbilt to just 78 yards.
Scarbrough has since lived up to his constant promises to Sims. He’s slimmed down this season from 240 pounds to 225 pounds. Like he said, it’s helped him in the passing game. This season, Scarbrough already has six catches. He had only four all of last year.
The Alabama defense was not very pleased with the outcome of last Saturday’s game against Colorado State. Yes, the Crimson Tide beat the Rams soundly, 41-23, inside Bryant Denny Stadium, but 23 points was 23 points too many and 391 yards of offense was far too much, according to the Alabama defense.
Alabama will open up its SEC schedule with a road trip to face Vanderbilt, who knocked off No. 18 Kansas State last week at home.
Alabama faces a long-time SEC foe Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. The Crimson Tide first met on Oct. 10, 1903, which ended in a 30-0 Commodores victory. Times have certainly changed since then, with Alabama at the forefront of the college football world, while Vanderbilt is now on the rise.