Nick Saban Says Florida State Is Built Like Alabama

The college football season is drawing closer every day. SEC Media Days are already underway, meaning we are less than two-months out.

For the first time in many years, we have what could turn out to be a preview of the National Championship on opening week. Alabama will take on Florida State in the marquee matchup of the week, possibly the entire season.

Among other things, Saban touched on the job former assistant coach Jimbo Fisher has done at Florida State. After taking over the program from long-time coach Bobby Bowden, Fisher has rebuilt the program into one of the best in the ACC on an annual basis.

The reason the Seminoles are so successful?

According to NBC Sports, Nick Saban says it’s because they’re built like Alabama.

Nick Saban: "Florida State especially is built like an SEC team, built like our team."

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The coach intended to be complimentary, but it comes off mostly as arrogant. Of course, that isn’t anything new with Saban, who is always quick to try and humble his team while heaping (faux?)praise on his opponent.

Florida State recruits well within it’s own state, which happens to be the most talent rich in the country. They also have a hand that extends through the rest of the south, often competing for the same prospects as the schools in the SEC. Their roster is populated with students who very well could be playing at Alabama if they wanted to.

Florida State will give Alabama everything it can handle. But the Tide is still the top dog in the FBS, and they’ll find a way to roll at home in Tuscaloosa.

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