Alabama will carry its undefeated record into the SEC Championship Game with the Florida Gators as it tries to lock up a third straight appearance in the College Football Playoff.

Head coach Nick Saban held his final press conference of the week before the team head to Atlanta and talked about the difficulties of closing out the season. He said the coaching staff works with the players on staying focused down the stretch.

"Really, the whole season is all about how you finish and players have been good this week," Saban said.

Few people are giving the Gators much of a chance this weekend as evidenced by the 24-point line, but you wouldn't know by Saban's comments.

"We certainly have a lot of respect for the team that we're playing. They have great players, some great skill players on offense that can make explosive plays. And there defense has been one of the top defenses in the country all year long."

On the injury front, defensive back Marlon Humphrey returned to practice and should be ready to go on Saturday.

You can listen to the full press conference in the video above.

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