The media circus increased a couple levels with the arrival of Alabama head coach Nick Saban to SEC Media Days on Thursday. 

As fans lined up in the lobby for a chance to meet the coach or take pictures, Saban entered The Wynfrey Hotel to the largest crowd of the week. It was no surprise to see the number of fans and media multiply with the arrival of one of the most popular figures in the sport.

Saban took the podium in the afternoon to talk discuss the state of the program, the quarterback battle, suspended players, and even left reporters with a message of his own.

Watch some highlights from the press conference below.

Opening Statements

 

On the quarterback position

 

On the College Football Playoff