Nick Saban thinks his players have gotten too wrapped up in the constant talk in the media about how good they are.
And he shared just what he thinks about that after the top-ranked Crimson Tide struggled to put Texas A&M away in a 27-19 win on Saturday night.
“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys,” he said referring to reporters. “All that stuff that you write about how good we are and all that stuff they get on ESPN is like poison. It’s like taking poison. Like rat poison. I’m asking them: `Are you going to listen to me or are you going to listen to these guys about how good you are?”
Thomas tried to turn his head in time, but it was too late. Lazard already had a read on the ball. And he jumped and hauled in the pass before Oklahoma safety Chanse Sylvie could arrive in time to help.
“Kempt threw a good ball,” Lazard said. “And I was able to go up and make a play.”
Lazard, an avid FIFA video-gamer, tried to get up and do the bear crawl celebration from the game. But he was immediately buried by teammates, including fellow receiver Deshaunte Jones. So instead, when he emerged from the pile, Lazard settled for the Gareth Bale Top Cheap Jerseys “heart” sign.
Iowa State’s defense then forced Baker Mayfield to throw a tipped Wholesale Jerseys incompletion on fourth down, and Kempt returned to the field one final time to take a knee, giving the Cyclones only their sixth win against Oklahoma ever in 82 tries.
“We believed in each other, and believed we could do it,” Lazard said. “And we did.”