On the weekly SEC coaches conference call today, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt was asked about whether he feels Nick Saban (this week's opponent) is one of the all time great coaches of the SEC.
The reporter noted that Nutt is the only coach that has coached against Saban every year that Saban has been in the SEC.
Nutt responded, "I think the biggest thing is he does a tremendous job with getting good players. You look at LSU, and you look at Alabama, two great programs. But the thing that he's done he's been able to recruit at a very high level. Then defensively is where you see his head, where you see his personality the toughness, the aggressiveness. Then he'll mix some things up on you. It won't be the same thing. ...It's a lot of good mixture with the fronts and the secondary. And then the blitz package. The blitz package and the different zone pressures heat things up making you play a little faster than you want, things like that I think that's the biggest thing."
Nutt added, "Whenever you hold up the crystal ball you've done something very special, and he's done it at two schools."
Nutt also noted that Alabama has already erected a statue of Saban. Enough said.