"It's almost like he's still playing football. He's with us," defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois said. "Just to see a coach fired up, to see him jumping with you, slapping five, patting you on the back, telling you good job and stuff and he's into the game, that's our energy right there. We thrive off of him. It seems like he's still playing football but he's just doing it from the coach's position."
"I doubt Saban is going to lose back-to-back games, especially to the same team," said former LSU defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, who now plays in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. "I'd like to see LSU against a different team _ Oklahoma State, Stanford."