Nick Saban: Time for Crimson Tide to flip switch from practice to game mode

Nick Saban: Time for Crimson Tide to flip switch from practice to game mode
The Crimson Tide defense practices in preparation for the opening game against Missouri. (Kent Gidley/UA Athletics)

Alabama coach Nick Saban said his Crimson Tide football team is showing the right effort and intensity in practice, but it’s time to flip the switch and start finishing plays like they would in a game.

“We haven’t played a game in a long time,” Saban said. “We’ve got to get out of practice mode and make sure we’re practicing to develop the habits that are gonna become a part of our DNA as competitors in terms of how we play in a game.”

Alabama opens the season on the road against Missouri at 6 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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