TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -No. 2 Alabama approaches the dreaded month of November on the brink of taming the normally wild SEC West.
A two-game lead over LSU with three Southeastern Conference games to play. What could happen?
A Crimson Tide team that has lost nine consecutive November games, including a stunner to Louisiana-Monroe last season, doesn’t really have to wonder.
No wonder Tide players aren’t any more eager to talk publicly about controlling the Western Division than they have been about the national title chase over the past few weeks.
They’re taking that cue from coach Nick Saban and talking about doing “the little things” instead of expounding on the big goals.
“The wins are going to come if we do it right,” cornerback Javier Arenas said Monday. “If we sit and focus on what you just talked about, then we’re going to lose.”