Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin later retorted that he was just playing by the rules.
Asked about the comments Monday, Saban bristled.
"I think everybody misinterpreted what I said about no-huddle," he said. "I don't mind playing against no-huddle. We don't mind that at all. That wasn't what I said, it's what you all interpreted it to be. I just asked the question, Is this what we want the game to become? That's for you to answer. But that doesn't mean we don't like playing against it. We don't mind playing against it. It is what it is."
The Tide appears healthy going into the game.
Saban said tailback Eddie Lacy would miss a day of practice to rest an ankle injury sustained against LSU.
He said wide receiver Amari Cooper didn't reinjure an ankle in the game but was "just a little sore" and shouldn't miss practice. Cooper didn't play in the second half.
"He's going to be able to practice and be ready to go this week," Saban said.