Coach Saban said, "You know, this was a test for us." "I told the players at the beginning of the week that this would be a test.

Coach Saban said, "You know, this was a test for us." "I told the players at the beginning of the week that this would be a test.

that we are really going to play with a good team, and we will really find out where we are as a team, and, um, it was a test for everyone.

It was a test for the coaches, it was a test for me, it was a test for all the players, and we clearly didn't perform very well.

The aggressive line was pushed forward throughout the night. The penalties proved costly. And after losing two down-to-the-wire games last season, Tide faced new questions.

Saban said, "It all starts with me, and the way we prepared and played, I clearly disappointed my team in that regard.

While Texas eventually secured the win, Alabama put up a strong fight, with Kubi Jalene Miller making big plays in both passing and running. He was at 27th place out of 255 yards gained, including a pair of touchdowns

Despite the loss, Saban had faith in his players and the program for the rest of the season.

Saban said, "I have confidence in these players; they've worked hard." "It was a great atmosphere in the stadium tonight, and I commend the fans.

They certainly did their part; we didn't do ours well enough. As I said earlier, it all starts with me, but we're going to work to fix it. We can improve this