Alabama football's Nick Saban calls Texas A&M matchup 'a little bit of a trap game'
Nick Saban's message to his team is simple: Don't look past Texas A&M.
Especially with No. 1 Alabama (5-0) having to travel to face the Aggies (3-2) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at a likely hostile Kyle Field.
"I think this is a dangerous team," Saban said Thursday during his weekly radio show. "I think this is a little bit of a trap game for us in terms of, we had kind of an emotional game last week. There was a lot of emotions involved in the relationships and all the different things that led up to that game. And now, you're playing a team that lost a couple games that nobody thought they would."
Saban brought up how Texas A&M has needed to rely on a young, inexperienced quarterback, Zach Calzada, after Haynes King went down with an injury in the second game of the season. Saban said that has likely contributed to the offense's inconsistency. The Aggies are ranked No. 101 in the nation in points per game (23.4).
Otherwise, Saban said he views the rest of the team as good as anybody's in the country.
"When I say this is a trap game for us, you don't have all the hype around this game," Saban said. "You've got a team that has lost two games so that makes them a little, probably, humiliated and a little bit like a wounded animal in terms of what they want to accomplish and what they want to do. And what better would serve them as to beat us? We really have to respect all those things in terms of what we have to do."