Watch Nick Saban Kick Off Start Of Wisconsin Game Week [VIDEO]
Game week is finally here.
And that means Nick Saban's Monday noon press conferences are now a part of the weekly routine for the foreseeable future.
For the first time in-season in 2015, Saban met with the media inside the Naylor Stone Media Room of the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility to talk Alabama football.
As has been the case for much of the offseason, the discussion, again, was largely on the quarterbacks, where Alabama still has yet to name a starter. (Just prior to the start of the press conference, Alabama's media relations staff handed out official team depth charts, where Jake Coker, Cooper Bateman and Alec Morris were listed as co-starters at the position for the time being.)
"I've been really pleased with all three of the quarterbacks that have taken some reps in practice," Saban said. "Jake has really done a good job of getting the ball out of his hands and seems to be more comfortable with the offense. Cooper Bateman is more athletic. Has really improved as a passer and done a really good job of executing. Alec is very, very comfortable in running the offense in terms of knowledge and experience and that type of thing.
"Those three guys have gotten the bulk of the reps and each day we'll have a quarter that they get so many reps based on what we would do if they get the opportunity to play in the game. That's how we're going to address this week."
Among other topics covered include the wide receivers, the development of cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Minkah Fitzpatrick, and the biggest question Saban has about the team heading into the season.
To hear all of Saban's comments from Monday, watch the video above.
Watch the player interviews from Monday below:
Linebacker Reggie Ragland:
Center Ryan Kelly:
Tight End O.J. Howard:
Linebacker Dillon Lee: