Alabama QB Mac Jones coaching sorority flag football team to undefeated record
Alabama quarterbacks have shown plenty of talent on the field, but one of them is also a pretty good coach from the sidelines, too. The sorority flag football sidelines, that is.
Mac Jones, Alabama’s third-string quarterback, has coached the ZTA sorority intramural team, to an undefeated season (3-0) thus far. Jones isn’t the only Alabama player in the coaching ranks. RB Damien Harris and TE tight end Irv Smith Jr. also coach in the sorority intramural league. This is the second year of ZTA using celebrity coaches for flag football. Tua Tagovailoa, then a freshman backup, helped Smith coach last year.
Jones isn’t afraid to motivate his team, as evident by an 8 a.m. text message to his players to, “Wake up. It’s game day.”
Quarterback Anna Mitchell said the players “get excited,” according to a story by Michael Casagrande of AL.com. “And it’s more excited than you would ever think about an intramural sport. It’s joking around, it’s not all serious because it’s obviously an intramural, but it shows you can have fun and work hard and win at the same time. It’s just a good experience.”
The team’s plays, about 12 or 13, are in a spiral notebook, and Jones has added a wrist bands with names or numbers of plays on them.
“It saves time and nobody does that in intramurals,” said McCormick who wears the improvised equipment. “It’s just, it’s funny.”