Friday, November 22, 2013

Nick Saban: Florida State 'arguably best team in country right now'


Although Alabama has been perched on top of the college football world for quite some time, head coach Nick Saban suggested on Wednesday that there may be another team who is more deserving of the No. 1 ranking than his Crimson Tide are, namely undefeated Florida State, coached by former assistant Jimbo Fisher.

"I think Jimbo has done a fantastic job," Saban said during his press conference. "You know, I always thought Jimbo was one of the best coaches we ever had. ... He did a fantastic job for us and I think he's done a fantastic job (at FSU).

"I think, probably, if you look at the whole body of work and the way they beat people they're arguably the best team in the country right now," Saban said. "And they weren't that when he went there. So they've made a significant amount of improvement.

"And he's done a very good job of recruiting and developing the players they have in the program. They've played really, really well and improved each year he's been there."

If both teams keep winning, it's a foregone conclusion that they will meet in January's title game, with the Tide shooting for their fourth championship in six seasons.

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