Alabama moving on to Arkansas after 'statement' win

Alabama linebacker Ryan Anderson dives on a fumble by Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert during the Crimson Tide's 38-10 win in Athens last Saturday. The eighth-ranked Tide host Arkansas this week.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban expressed pride Monday in the "statement" his Crimson Tide made with Saturday's 38-10 throttling of Georgia in Athens.

To no one's surprise, Saban quickly added that it's time to move on to this week's game against visiting Arkansas.

"We beat a good team. It is what it is, and that's it," Saban said in his news conference. "I think we did that because we prepared well and practiced well all week, and we had really good focus in the game. The effort and the toughness were what we need to have success in our league, but we are what we are as an identity only if it happens on a continuum.

"You can look at teams all over the country that have big wins, and then two weeks later they're not so happy again.