ALABAMA FOOTBALL: Bama learns from past mistakes

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban (WBRC video)
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban (WBRC video)

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Alabama head football coach Nick Saban says Saturday's match against Florida in the SEC Championship game needs no hype.

"We love to play in those types of games," Saban said Monday.

The undefeated Crimson Tide will play the undefeated Florida Gators for the SEC Championship and a chance to play for the national championship.  The Tide lost to the Gators in last year's SEC Championship game, but unlike last year, the Bama football team appears to be better equipped for this go around.

"You just can't get caught up in the moment, really," said linebacker Rolando McClain. "Just go out and do your job. Treat it as a business and this is our job."

"You understand when to take your shots and when to play a little more conservatively," said quarterback Greg McElroy.

The team says it will be prepared and learn from its past mistakes.

"Last year, the difference in the game was they scored when they got in the red zone - I'm talking about touchdowns, and we didn't always do that," Saban said.