Alabama turned its focus to Texas A&M after another dominating win over a conference opponent, and Nick Saban met with the media on Monday to discuss the upcoming game.

"Texas A&M is the strongest team we've played to this point. Look at them from a holistic standpoint. They're a very explosive offensive team. They run the ball very effectively. They've got really good running backs. Christian Kirk is maybe the most explosive player - returner, receiver, runner - of anybody in our league. Defensively, they're tough to run against. They create a lot of negative plays. They've got good pass rushers."

The Aggies enter the game with just one loss on the season, but Alabama is still a 25-point favorite on the road.

Here are some of the things Saban touched on during the press conference:

  • Said Da'Shawn Hand has MCL sprain and will be very doubtful for the Texas A&M game.
  • Also said Trevon Diggs (foot) is day-to-day but questionable for Saturday.
  • It's up to everyone to help the team stay motivated each game and not get complacent.
  • Spreading the ball around in the passing game and utilizing all of the playmakers that Alabama has on offense.
  • What's led to the success in the redzone so far this season.
  • Using JK Scott as a placekicker and what range do they feel he's best for the team.
  • His thoughts on Ronnie Clark scoring his first touchdown and seeing the team get excited for him.
  • The cut block on Da'Shawn Hand.
  • Jalen Hurts' development as a quarterback through the first month of the season.
  • Keeping the players focused throughout the game regardless of the score.
  • This team's ability to get off to a quick start in games.

Watch the entire press conference in the video above.