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Coach Saban Press Conference: October 21st

Stephen M. Smith/Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Coach Saban spoke to the media following Wednesday’s practice. Today was the Crimson Tide’s third day of preparation to face the Tennessee Volunteers in Bryant-Denny Stadium this Saturday the 24th.

Coach Saban on former RB Altee Tenpenny who passed away last night in a car accident:

“I just want to take a minute to express my deepest condolences to Altee Tenpenny and his family. Altee meant a lot to us on the team. I got a chance to speak to his mother today and expressed our dearest condolences on behalf of the university and program. ”

On the Tennessee rivalry: “In rivalry games like this I’m never satisfied with where we are at.”

Continued on UT rivalry: “Unless you are a part of the rivalry, then you really don’t know”

On Ryan Kelly’s concussion: “Ryan Kelly is making good progress and we will see how he responds throughout the week”

On LBs coach Tosh Lupoi: “He’s been a really positive addition to our staff. He’s got a lot of energy. He and Bo (Davis) work well together”

On freshman RB Bo Scarbrough:”He is getting better every week, his speed and burst is coming back. I think he is ready and can contribute and that contribution will be coming soon.”

On UT sophomore running back Jalen Hurd: “He is an outstanding athlete and very tenacious in the way he carries the ball”

On former Alabama RB and current UT RB Alvin Kamara: “It’s going to be a challenge tackling against the way he runs the ball”

On playing teams coming off BYE week: “I think the BYE week discrepancy is pretty meaningless”

Continued on playing teams coming off BYE week: “If your team is clicking and playing well,you want to keep playing. If you’re beat up, sometimes a BYE is good”

All-American and All-SEC left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive leader, senior OLB Denzel Devall spoke to the media. Take a look at the video of Cam Robinson and listen to the audio of Denzel Devall below to find out what they had to say regarding Tennessee, the loss of former teammate Altee Tenpenny and more.

{Denzel Devall: 10/21/2015}

{Cam Robinson: 10/21/2015}

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1hW3WHPVAs&w=853&h=480]

Justin Wagner is the Scouting Coordinator for Touchdown Alabama Magazine, you can follow him on Twitter, at @jwag718

Video Credit: Stephen M. Smith



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