TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC)- Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he is "pleased with the competitive character" the Crimson Tide showed in Saturday's game against the Texas A&M Aggies.
In a Monday press conference, Saban noted that there were "a lot of good things" from Bama's 49-42 victory over the only team to beat them last year.
Most importantly, he said, was winning an SEC game against a really good team while on the road and getting down 14-0 in the first seven minutes of the game.
Compared to the season opener against Virginia Tech, Saban said the Tide played a lot better offensively, communicated better and controlled the line of scrimmage up front.
Saban said his players also "really controlled the time of possession in the game, which is important especially when playing against an offense like [the Aggies] have."