Every week on the Thursday before the game, Nick Saban gets in his “Final Word” on his radio show ‘Hey Coach’ with Eli Gold. Earlier in the year prior to the Tennessee game, he used the Final Word to ask the crowd to bring energy for the players and be loud enough to impact the game.
This week, with UT-Chattanooga in town and an 11 a.m. kickoff, coach Saban is aware that the crowd will not be as big or loud as it has been.
Nonetheless, Saban used his Final Word to mention the fact that it’s the last home game of the year as well as senior day, and that fans should be encouraged to show up and show out and continue the positive momentum that has been built this year.
"We can lose in this game, sometimes even if you win, if you don't carry out the momentum … Our fans have contributed to that momentum in an unbelievable way this year. Maybe more than I can ever remember."
— Crimson Tide Sports Network (@UA_CTSN) November 17, 2023
“We can lose in this game, sometimes even if you win, if you don’t carry out the momentum. Our fans have contributed to that momentum in an unbelievable way this year. Maybe more than I can ever remember,” Saban stated.
“So to continue that, I think is something that is really important to our team being able to continue that momentum in the future.”
Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP