Coach Saban kept his meeting with reporters short and simple Tuesday, touching on the team's almost constant need to improve and wide receiver Kenny Bell's personal day.
Saban said the team did well defensively against VA Tech but had too many negative plays for his liking.
"If they don't play and execute well, that's on me, that's on the coaches," Saban said.
There may be a lot of work to be done but Saban seemed positive about the next week.
"Everybody's got the right attitude...toward trying to improve," he said.
He expects the next few days to be a wake up call for some of the players the coaches have talked to, though he wouldn't refer to any player by name. Saban said being on the team isn't just about executing plays, but being committed to the rules, principles and values of the organization.
"We live in a society...where everyone wants to do what they want to do...nobody wants to be obedient. We can't have a team of people like that," Saban said.
Saban also addressed the speculation that fifth-year senior wide receiver Kenny Bell was leaving the team after he tweeted he was "hanging up his cleats."
"Sometimes we have personal things that we need to get ironed out. [Bell] had a day today to do that. So there's really nothing else to talk about when it comes to that," Saban said.
The Tide head coach said he gave Bell a personal day Tuesday to deal with personal issues and added that Bell is expected to be back at practice Wednesday.
The Tide will face off against the Texas A&M Aggies Sept. 14 in College Station, Tex.
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