Alabama Prepares For 2013 Season

TUSCALOOSA, AL --- The Alabama Crimson Tide are making their final preparations for the 2013 campaign.

The number one team in the preseason rankings, the tide have a giant bullseye on their back entering the new year. Head coach Nick Saban knows his team needs to keep working and improving to stay on top with the rest of college football gunning for them. He’s been challenging his team all throughout the off-season.

“What kind of progress did you make this week?” Saban asked his team. “How much were you committed to improving, doing the things you needed to do to become a better player so that you were more prepared to be able to contribute in a positive way to whatever your role might be to the team.”

Saban and his squad begin their quest for a third straight BCS National Championship and an unprecedented fourth title in five years against Virginia Tech. That comes in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta next Saturday.