Saban praises A&M crowd: (Kyle Field) ‘is the kind of place we should be’

Saban came away impressed with the atmosphere in College Station.
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Alabama continues to roll on the field, as the Tide won their fourth consecutive game last weekend and overtook Texas A&M in the SEC West standings

Despite the dominant 41-23 victory in College Station, Alabama’s head coach found a way to praise Texas A&M — and used the opportunity to potentially upgrade his own homefield advantage.

After his first game inside the recently renovated Kyle Field, Nick Saban had nothing but positive remarks regarding the atmosphere and Aggie crowd in attendance during his latest radio show, per the Austin American Statesman

“You talk about loud,” Saban said. “You talk about affecting the game. I mean, their fans really did affect the game, and it says a lot about our players to keep their poise and focus.”

“You know, this is the first place we’ve played for a long, long time that we never got booed when we came out,” Saban said. “First place. I’m telling you. It’s a really nice facility. They had 105,000 people. And they cheered their tail off for their team. And they made it hard for us to play.”


Saban even appeared to challenge the Bryant-Denny fans with his comments. 

“I hope our fans can hear this,” Saban said, “because this is the kind of place we should be.”

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