Nick Saban is not paying any attention to Lane Kiffin’s latest discussions of Alabama’s defensive play-calling duties.
Kiffin talked to reporters Sunday, and he said it appeared Alabama’s assistant coach, Travaris Robinson, was calling the Crimson Tide’s defensive plays and not Alabama’s defensive coordinator, Kevin Steele.
“I don’t know what happened after the Texas game,” Kiffin said. “But, you know, our guys watching the TV copy schematically in this last game, it certainly seems like T-Rob’s now calling the defense. We played him before at South Carolina, so we’re preparing accordingly, you know, for him calling the defense. He’s done a good job too. And they’ve got really good players.”
Saban responded to Kiffin’s statement during his Monday press conference. He reacted to it again Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference.
“I don’t really have a reaction to it,” Saban said. “I’m concerned with what we do in our team, our coaches and how they work together as a unit to do the best job for our players. I’m not really concerned about anything else.”
Saban and Kiffin’s squads will settle things on the field Saturday in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
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