Everything Nick Saban said following Wednesday's practice




 

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide football team wrapped up its twelfth practice of fall camp on Wednesday and as is customary, the head coach took a few moments afterward to speak to the media.

Tide fans continue to get a larger sample size of what to expect from this year's team with the season kicking off in just a little over two weeks against Utah State inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Coach Saban continues to be pleased with the progression of the 2022 squad but also sees plenty of areas in which this team can improve.

Here is everything the seven-time national championship head coach had to say on Wednesday evening.

Opening statement

 

Alabama head coach Nick Saban during Alabama's practice on the Barry University campus in Miami Shores, Fla., on Wednesday December 26, 2018. Alabama plays Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Saturday.
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Thoughts on Vanderbilt transfer Tyler Steen

 

Nov 27, 2021; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores offensive lineman Tyler Steen (54) blocks during the second half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

On the wide receivers this week

 

Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Ja'Corey Brooks (7) catches a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter the NCAA Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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On this team's player leadership

 

Dec 4, 2021; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) celebrates with linebacker Will Anderson Jr. (31) after their win during the SEC championship game after the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Javion Cohen update

 

Nov 27, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Javion Cohen (70) celebrates as he leaves the filed after defeating the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Alabama defeated Auburn in four overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

On Eli Ricks' progression

 

LSU cornerback Eli Ricks (1) lines up for a play in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Auburn won 24-19. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

On the depth of the defensive line

 

Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman DJ Dale (94) celebrates with defensive lineman Byron Young (47) after making a sack during the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2021 Cotton Bowl college football CFP national semifinal game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

On why he continues call-in shows

 

July 19, 2022; Atlanta,GA, USA; Alabama head coach Nick Saban signs autographs for fans during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Gary Cosby Jr.-The Tuscaloosa News
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