The Alabama Crimson Tide was front and center at SEC Media Days on Thursday as the media dissected the team's chances for a third consecutive national championship. Among the contingent in Birmingham this week was ESPN, who set up a set to broadcast from the event for the first time ever.

Head coach Nick Saban sat down with the network for an extended interview. During the conversation, he discusses the outlook for 2013, his expectations for quarterback AJ McCarron, and where he stands on player safety. There's a lot of good information from the interview, which you can see in its entirety below.