Defensive Coordinator John Chavis
Chief addressed Alabama's philosophy in the passing game using screens, bootlegs, and misdirection; the differences in defending against Drake and Henry, and the improvement of Jake Coker. He also stressed the importance of creating turnovers and praised the efforts of the players in the past two games in getting four "earned" turnovers.
Reporter: "Does facing Lane Kiffin mean anything extra to you?"
Chief: "No. Not at all."
Offensive Coordinator Jake Spavital
First question is about the TE/H-back in his offense, but don't worry we verified that this is the correct and current press conference. Also discusses Alabama's front seven (they are good in case you were curious), the vast improvement of this team since 59-0, and the "physicalness" of the offense as a unit.
"Some people say if you don't have a tight end on the field, you can't be physical. We disagree with that."
[RSJ faves this from the locker room]
Head Coach Kevin Sumlin
No, he will not talk about injuries. Yes, Alabama is the best team of the past decade. Yes, the coaching world is ripe for turmoil in this day and age. Yes, he thinks the world of Steve Spurrier and reached out to him last night. Reiterates that Alabama's defense is, in fact, good when asked for the fifth time. Cannot comment on Thomas Johnson because it's an ongoing investigation.
A special guest from the New York Times asked if Kyle Field was louder now that it's completed. The answer was "yes" in case you were curious.
"As Coach Spurrier said, 'everybody can't win.'"
"I'm not being smart here, but every game is the biggest game. This is the biggest game because we're 5-0 and playing a top-ten game against Alabama. Is it a benchmark? It's a benchmark in the SEC every week."