The Crimson Tide is now ranked #2 nationally in the FBS Coaches Poll, and was just mover to the #1 ranking in the College Football Playoff Rankings.
Alabama is coming off physically and emotionally draining wins over LSU and former #1 Mississippi State. To make matter worse for a possible letdown, the Tide will play in the Iron Bowl against arch rival Auburn in two weeks.
Sandwiched between Mississippi State and Auburn, is Western Carolina.
Could the Crimson Tide have an emotional letdown, or be caught looking forward to Auburn?
Alabama head coach Nick Saban doesn't want to take any chances on that happening. "I think the most important thing to do at this time of year is everybody stay focused on what they’ve got to do,” Saban said. “Focus is like momentum. When you lose momentum in the game, it’s really hard to get back. So if you don’t stay focused on what you need to do to get better, it’s not about the other team, it’s about what we need to do as a team.”
What: Football - Western Carolina at Alabama
When: November 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm (EST)
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
TV: SEC Network