Today, Nick Perry was asked about Theo Riddick's comments about the Alabama secondary.
For those that have not read or heard Riddick's comments...
Nick's comments from today:Asked what could be gained by Notre Dame from its review of Alabama's loss to Texas A&M, Riddick said: "That we can take advantage of their secondary."
Milliner's comments from Friday:"Weíre in the spot (playing for a national championship) we want to be in, so apparently we couldnít have played that bad," he said. "It's kind of hard when people point out the secondary as the weak link, but we had the No. 1 (total) defense in the nation. Thatís a compliment to our program. If thatís our weak point, so be it. If next year we get the same opportunity to play for the national championship and the secondary is the weak link, Iíll be happy with it.Ē
Lester also commented about it:Shortly after, UA cornerback Dee Milliner had this to say in response: "They say we're the weak link? Hopefully, they'll take some chances and throw the ball out there and we can make some plays on the ball."
Milliner went on to call it extra motivation.
"I'm glad they would say something like that. It makes you want to play even more and go out there and make plays, our secondary also. We know that because we've been hearing it all season -- we're the group that can be exploited," Milliner added. "Since they think we're the weak links of the team, hopefully they'll try to exploit us and we'll make plays to change their mind."
Glad to see our guys give a classy, organization-based response. None of the three gave a response that can be used as real bulletin board material.In typical fashion, fifth-year senior safety Robert Lester brushed Riddick's remark aside.
"We're just going to go into this game and do what we do best. That's go and play Alabama football," Lester said. "You know, execute the game plan and cover the receivers. That's out job and that's what we plan on doing."