Arkansas State Head Coach on Alabama: ‘They’re as Talented as I’ve Ever Seen’
In a week one that saw many top programs struggle mightily in their first game, the Alabama Crimson Tide looked as good as ever in a 37-point win over Louisville.
Nick Saban's team scored in all three phases of the game on the way to 51 total points and held firmly to its No. 1 ranking. As week two rolls in, Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson had some high praise for this year's Alabama team.
"I've watched eight games in the last, I don't know, day and a half, and they're as talented as I've ever seen," Anderson said on Monday. "I've played basically everybody in the SEC and ACC at some point in my career and they've put some of the fastest, longest, rangiest, most-athletic dudes together in a program and so you need to play mistake-free football."
The Tide opened as a 36.5-point favorite over the Red Wolves, but Anderson said he'll come over with a plan to compete for 60 minutes.
"We're going to go over there with a plan to find a way to win knowing that we're going to be outmatched in a lot of areas and we have to maximize every ounce of talent that we have. But we've just got to be better than them one day and really for just 60 minutes. So that's going to be the goal."
Check out the comments from Anderson's press conference here.