Friday morning, still a little over two weeks out from the Citrus Bowl, former Alabama beat writer who now covers the Big 10 for the Detroit Free Press Rainer Sabin joined Host Gary Harris for an early breakdown and preview of the Citrus Bowl.

"They just have not been on the same level Alabama has," Sabin told Host Harris. "And yet there is this strange under current that exists here, that they feel like they should be playing against an Alabama or a Clemson."

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"I just think that they are far and away more talented across the board," Sabin told Harris. "You have the added factor of Saban being probably extra motivated too. Michigan probably fires him up."

You can hear Harris's full interview with Sabin as he breaks down and previews Alabama's Citrus Bowl match-up against Michigan from the Big Ten perspective.

"He's on a lower level than Saban," Sabin told Harris. "He takes the kind-of Kiffin tactic, you know picks on the big guy in the room, and Saban is that."

As always, you can tune into "The Gary Harris Show" weekdays from 9-11 am. Don't forget to download the Tide100.9 app and stay connected with the Crimson Tide all year long.