TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban wants this week to be about Alabama improving.
That's the message Saban is imparting leading up to Saturday's visit from eight-touchdown underdog Georgia State. He says, "We respect our opponent this week, but the focus has to be on everybody getting better."
Coming off a win over No. 24 Mississippi, Alabama (4-0) and Saban know that shoring up weak spots and making sure individual players progress will come in handy sooner or later, whether it's needed against the Panthers (0-4) or not.
Georgia State is in its inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision and has already lost to FCS teams Samford and Jacksonville State from the state of Alabama.
Panthers coach Trent Miles says the Tide is "impressive in everything they do."