Alabama Football relies on external factors for Iron Bowl

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – When it comes to ignoring outside influences, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has always been vehemently opposed to allowing players to influence their performance.

For the Iron Bowl, however, it’s a different story.

Throughout the season, Saban has consistently emphasized that his players need to focus less on external factors and rely more on internal motivations. However, as the team begins preparations for this weekend’s game against the Auburn Tigers, Saban said it was impossible to ignore those outside voices.