Saturday's home game against Kent State should be an easier affair than the first three opponents Alabama faced to begin the season. The oddsmakers made the Crimson Tide a six-touchdown favorite for the morning kickoff.

Head coach Nick Saban still wants to see his team enter this game focused on continuing to take steps forward.

"We're trying to get some corrections made and some improvements made and try to continue to develop a standard as a team in terms of our execution," Saban said.

He also said the team has practiced well this week so he hopes the start fast and finish strong against the Golden Flashes.

Saban was also asked about the status of defensive back Tony Brown, who has been serving an NCAA suspension this season.

"Well, we do know. I'm not sure that we're allowed to announce it. I'm being honest with you. I'm not trying to keep anything from you. I was told not to announce it.

"Let me put it this way, everything has been done that needs to be done for him and Johnny Dwight both. That's all I can say about it."

In terms of injuries, Saban provided these updates:

  • Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart is questionable for Saturday's game.
  • Wide receiver Robert Foster tweaked his knee in practice and will also be questionable for Kent State.

Alabama is set to kickoff at 11 AM on Saturday. The game will be televised by the SEC Network and pregame coverage begins on Tide 102.9 at 6 AM.