TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says some of his players were believing the hype and buying into all the
accolades being heaped on the Crimson Tide .
The result was a dose of humility. The eighth-ranked Crimson
Tide began preparation Monday for the Mississippi game having
finally seen its 19-game winning streak end. Now, Bama learns about
life on the rebound after a 35-21 loss at South Carolina.
Saban says despite all the attention Alabama is "not the best
team in the country" and has proved nothing so far.
Tailback Mark Ingram says some of the players who hadn't lost a
game with the Tide started to believe they could just show up and
win "because we're Alabama."
South Carolina shredded Alabama's defense, made the running game
a nonfactor and sacked quarterback Greg McElroy seven times.