As if these guys needed any added motivation.... (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

But confidence is one thing. Providing bulletin board material for the No. 1 team in the nation is something else entirely.

Two days ahead of their visit to top-ranked Alabama, Florida Atlantic defensive end Cory Henry tripped over the line when he proclaimed the Crimson Tide “ain’t what people think.”

“They ain’t what people think,” Henry told the Palm Beach Post. “They’re good and everything, but they can (be) beat, too. They just execute well. They just execute and beat you.”

If the junior was trying to help his team shrug off any intimidation they might experience when they take the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, good for him. But you can bet the quote has already made its rounds through Alabama’s locker room.

The Crimson Tide white-washed Western Kentucky and Arkansas in the last two weeks, scoring 87 total points in a pair of shutouts. The Owls enter Saturday’s contest fresh off a 56-20 defeat at the hands of No. 7 Georgia. They have just one victory in their last 17 games against FBS opponents.

(via Nation)

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