Nick Saban gets heated at weekly press conference

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com)- The first question of Nick Saban's first press conference of the week led to a Saban rant.

A big talking point nationally is that Alabama will make the College Football Playoff even if it loses in the SEC championship game on Saturday and that the Tide doesn't need to win this game.

The question Monday was: Do you expect there to be the competitive fire from players that won't allow them to think that it's OK to lose this game?

"That's certainly not the mindset that we want," an angry Saban responded. "This is a big game for us. It's an opportunity to win the SEC championship, which -- to me -- is a very significant accomplishment. We hold that in very high esteem, having the ability to do that, having the opportunity to do it, having the ability to play for it."

To read the rest of Saban's rant click here.