Nick Saban took a few questions Monday about South Carolina and Steve Spurrier during his weekly news conference. But the Alabama coach was more informative on the subject of technology - and his lack of proficiency at it.
Turns out the coach of the second-ranked team in the country doesn't text-message, Twitter or even play video games.
"Pac-Man came out when I was 27," Saban said. "So I missed that, too."
Alabama has been chomping up opponents this season, most recently in a 22-3 win at Mississippi. The Crimson Tide are outscoring their opponents by an average score of 37-12.5.
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Alabama ranks second in the SEC in total defense, which is to be expected with a Saban-coached team. But it's also fourth in total offense, with a running game that is dominating time of possession.
Ever the perfectionist, Saban is far from pleased.
"At times we've been very physical, tough, shown great competitive character," he said. "But I also think at times we've lost our focus a bit in games and not played and sustained that intensity you'd like. And I think that's something we'd like to continue to work on."
They get their next chance this weekend with a visit from No. 22 South Carolina, which opened as a 17-point underdog. Saban apparently pays little attention to odds either.
Saban said he has a "tremendous amount of respect" for Spurrier, whose offense is "well-designed and well-conceived." Spurrier and Saban have squared off twice, when Spurrier was at Florida and Saban was at LSU, with Spurrier's teams winning both games.
Saban said he believes USC is imposing this season because it is more balanced. While saying quarterback Stephen Garcia has played well, Saban also noted the Gamecocks have two or three effective tailbacks.
"Other than a four-point loss at Georgia, this team would be undefeated and probably ranked a lot higher," Saban said. "So this is going to be a big challenge for us."