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Saban will 'never forget' last drive against LSU

We don't think Coach Saban has ever said 'pleased' and 'proud' so much during a post-game press conference. Source: WBRC video We don't think Coach Saban has ever said 'pleased' and 'proud' so much during a post-game press conference. Source: WBRC video
BATON ROUGE, LA -

What a birthday gift for Coach Saban -- a come-from behind win against Bama's hated rival LSU literally in the last minute of the game.

"I've never been prouder of a bunch of guys to overcome adversity," Saban said of the team's performance.

The Crimson Tide pulled out a touchdown with less than a minute on the game clock Saturday night in Baton Rouge and it was a huge play that the Tigers had little to no chance of recovering from.

If you watched the whole game, you know how tense that moment was before  AJ McCarron executed a 28-yard pass to T.J. Yeldon for a touchdown. Saban says the team fought every second of the game.

"We really knew this was going to be a tough game. LSU played a great game. They good job of executing," Coach Saban said.

Sometimes, even their best fight couldn't keep up with the Tigers. As Saban points out, in the second half Bama just couldn't keep the Tigers from converting seven straight 3rd & 5s or more.

"We told our players they would have to overcome a lot of adversity to play a game here. And when things went bad and the momentum of the game changed...they stayed poised, we kept playing and we kept competing," Saban said.

So what did Saban think of the overall performance?

"I don't think we played our best game. I think [LSU] played an outstanding game."

And they did. The Tigers made the Tide fight to gain momentum in each half and there were stretches, particularly the first and third quarters, where they refused to let Bama get very far.

Luckily for the Tide nation, LSU couldn't hold them back for too long, even in the last half when it seemed like the team was tiring.

By the end of the post-game press conference, Saban was already moving on to next week.

"They can either get better...they can focus on the things they didn't do and take the next challenge and continue to improve. Or they can say, ‘We're satisfied with ourselves for what we did,'" Saban said.

However, Saban did have some more words of praise for his team.

"That last drive was something I'll never forget," Saban said.

Fans undoubtedly won't either. The Tide will host Texas A&M next Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

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