Alabama coach Nick Saban has a "lot of respect" for many of the teams in the SEC.

Saban was asked a similar version of the question most coaches have fielded about the gap between Alabama and the rest of conference when taking the stage at SEC Media Days.

The Alabama coach mentioned what Kirby Smart is doing at Georgia, gave a shout out to Jim McElwain at Florida and even brought up Vanderbilt in a lengthy list. The only SEC West team he didn't mention? Auburn.