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.
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.
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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