Alabama is certainly playing the part of a top five team. The Crimson Tide has rolled to a 6-0 start, blowing out all six opponents, including two shutouts by the Tide's top-ranked defense.
But, Tide coaches keep drilling the same message into their team's head; you haven't arrived. Despite a top five ranking, the Tide believes they can be even better.
That means no more sloppy starts, especially like the one the Tide suffered through against Vanderbilt last weekend.
"I think this is a pretty good example of how average you can be when you don't do things the way you need to do them, finish plays, finish blocks, make mental errors, don't tackle well," Head Coach Nick Saban said. "Most of that stuff comes from the kind of mental intensity that you have going into the game."
Alabama will hit the road on Saturday, visiting Ole Miss for a 5:00 p.m. kickoff on ESPN2.