A week of preparation is almost complete for Alabama ahead of a big matchup with Tennessee, and head coach Nick Saban met with the media one final time before his team leaves for Knoxville.

"I think in rivalry games like this, people are always going to ask, 'How did you do against Tennessee?' And for this team, I think that's very, very important," Saban said. "Hopefully, we'll be well-prepared and ready to go when the time comes."

During the 12-minute appearance, Saban updated injuries, complimented Butch Jones' job building Tennessee's program, and pace of play in college football. You can see the entire press conference in the video above.