WATCH: Nick Saban, Alabama players speak to open Texas A&M week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The SEC slate continues for Alabama football with a trip to College Station, Texas for a date with Texas A&M on Saturday.

Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Alabama coach Nick Saban along with select players — quarterback Jalen Hurts, linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton, tight end Hale Hentges, cornerback Levi Wallace and linebacker Anfernee Jennings — met with reporters on Monday afternoon. You can watch videos of each below.

Here’s Saban’s opening statement:

“Well, this is certainly not the time to relax or be satisfied. We need to focus on A) things we can do better to improve on our last performance. Regardless of the score, there are still things we can learn from and improve from. And this is another one of those division games against a very good team that’s going to take the best preparation that we have throughout the week to to get ready to play this game. We’re very pleased that Levi Wallace is the SEC defensive player of the week. Da’Shawn Hand has just an MCL strain. He will be out probably and very doubtful for at least this game and maybe more. Trevon Diggs has a foot injury. He’ll be day to day but also is very questionable for this game. Texas A&M is the strongest team that we’ve played to this point looking at them from a holistic standpoint. They’re a very explosive offensive team. They run the ball very effectively. They’ve got really good running backs. Christian Kirk is maybe the most explosive player — returner, receiver, runner — of anybody in our league. Offensively, tough to run against. They create a lot of negative plays. They’ve got good pass rushers. John Chavis always does a good job of playing very aggressive, physical football. Because of Christian Kirk being a fantastic returner, these guys are very dangerous on special teams. So this is by far, I think, the strongest team that we’ve played to this point all the way around. This is certainly going to be a big challenge for us in a division game on the road.”

Alabama coach Nick Saban:

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts:

Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton:

Alabama tight end Hale Hentges:

Alabama cornerback Levi Wallace:

Alabama linebacker Anfernee Jennings:

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