Saban: No. 4 Alabama Played Poorly Last 2 Games

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Nick Saban puts Alabama's past two games in the same category. He doesn't mean it as a compliment.
   
The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide lost for the first time against No. 9 Texas A&M a week after barely beating No. 8 LSU.
   
Saban says Alabama didn't play well as a team in either game. Saban called it "a Bluegrass Miracle phenomenon." That reference is to a win over Kentucky on a Hail Mary in 2002 when he was at LSU. The Tigers followed that with a 31-0 loss to Alabama.
   
Saban says a team gets beat "because nobody responded to playing bad because you won. You won the Bluegrass Miracle."
   
Alabama plays Western Carolina Saturday and can earn a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game with a win over Auburn.

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