Alabama football head coach Nick Saban went on one of his notable rants during his Monday afternoon press conference.

The seven-time national champion was asked about how he handles the outside factors leading up to the game and the noise surrounding the team's performances.

"I don’t get affected by it because I don’t listen to you all. I don’t really don’t have any interest in what anybody thinks about any of this stuff," said Saban. "I do have an interest in how it affects and impacts the players on our team, and I think it does. And I think they have to show maturity in how they manage and know that external opinion, external noise, whatever you wanna call it – rat poison, whatever it is – absolutely has nothing to do with the outcome of the game."

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Saban also went on to discuss the fan aspect of the "rat poison" that the players and coaches deal with through social media and how it influences the mindset of the upcoming game.

“Just like fans have nothing to do with the outcome of the game. They don’t block, they don’t tackle, they don’t catch passes, they don’t make sacks. All they do is make noise, and if you wanna take them out of the game, just play well, execute and then they won’t be there. They’ll leave. So there are external factors that cannot affect how you think as a competitor in terms of respecting winning, respecting what you have to do to win and how important it is, knowing that we’re going to get the other team’s best game because they can all get well beating us," said Saban.

No. 2 Alabama takes on Texas A&M on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. CT. Coverage will be on Tide 100.9 and 95.3 The Bear.

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