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We may be just three games into the season, but this year’s Alabama team already looks like it has the potential to be the best of the Nick Saban era. The Tide have absolutely demolished every opponent they’ve faced this year, most recently an Ole Miss team that had given them problems in the past. You know what that means?
Beware of that rat poison.
After Alabama came away with a tough road win over Texas A&M last year, Saban was asked how he manages the high expectations constantly surrounding his team. He responded by ripping the media for feeding his players “rat poison.”
“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of you guys,” the six-time national champion said. “All that stuff you write about how good we are? All that stuff they hear on ESPN? It’s like poison. Like rat poison.”