Disrespect for the Crimson Tide?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Even when you’ve won two of the past three national championships, you’re always looking for a little extra motivation.

No. 1 Alabama might have gotten a little bit Friday when some prankster adorned the statue of Paul “Bear” Bryant outside Bryant-Denny Stadium with a T-shirt that read, “We Believe 8-0 Hail State.”

Nick Saban’s statue received similar treatment on Thursday.

The Alabama players weren’t amused.

Safety Nick Perry tweeted, “Total disrespect. Show no mercy!!”