Coach Saban:Tide responded too late

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban blamed a late emotional response by his team in Saturday's 29-24 loss to Texas A&M University. "Why are we in the situation we don't really respond as a team emotionally with any kind of aggressiveness or energy level until we get behind 20 to nothing? All those are questions I'm certainly responsible for," Saban told reporters in Tuscaloosa Monday.

Alabama will face Western Carolina Saturday, November 17 and Auburn{}one week later. " I don't think we need to be worrying about who we are playing this week as much as we need to be worried about how we are playing. We have a lot of respect for every team we play," Saban said.