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Jumbo Package: Dylan Moses “played extremely well” per Saban

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NCAA Football: Georgia at Alabama The Tuscaloosa News-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Saban spoke to reporters yesterday and didn’t say too much, but here are the best nuggets.

When asked about Moses on Monday, though, coach Nick Saban provided a rave review of senior linebacker’s performance against Georgia.

“I thought he played extremely well in this last game,” Saban said. “He showed great leadership, really helped the other players play well. I think it was by far his best game in terms of execution, doing what he was supposed to do.

“I feel like this will maybe get him confident, physically confident, so that he can and continue to play well and perform well.”

Saban thinks those turnovers are masking the play of a good team, one that could threaten UA even without the factors it had to do so last year.

“They’re very well-coached, they’re in the right spots,” Saban said. “But I think when you turn the ball over in this game – I don’t care if it’s us or them or whoever it is – it’s really hard to overcome. We do a little chart every week and show our players the record of every team in the country who’s +3, +2, -3, -2, 0 turnover (margin), and all you have to do is look at that chart and it’s very telling in terms of the impact that turnovers have on the game. I think that’s been their issue and it’s not the rest of their team.”

That assessment of Dylan Moses is certainly different than that of many fans. Hopefully he is able to progress as the season goes along. I will embed the entire presser at the bottom.

Kenyan Drake had a day on MNF last night.

Arizona running back Kenyan Drake, like Kirkpatrick an Alabama alumnus, almost reached his career rushing high on Monday night. Drake ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries against the Cowboys. He had 166 rushing yards against the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 22.

Dre Kirkpatrick also got a pick, and Trevon Diggs acquitted himself well in a losing effort. Amari Cooper picked up a touchdown as well.

Last, check out this guy.

Nothing about these games feels legitimate. NOBODY AIN’T PLAYED NOBODY. You’re not even getting decent football out of your moral compromise this time around. All you’re getting is a bag of wet sand. In the meantime, coaches and ADs are still raking in their precious dough, players are getting bullied and infected, and the TV networks don’t give half a s—t.

I have ethical reasons to ignore this. But the critical “I just wanna watch it anyway” factor has also faded away. I have no incentive, not even from a diversion standpoint, to help college football perpetuate itself, and neither do you. Knock it off. Get a life. And if you still want something to do with college football in its current vampiric state, well then I don’t want a f—king thing to do with you.

Somebody is very angry that football is happening, y’all.

That’s about it for now. Have a great day.

Roll Tide.