Classic clip of former Alabama interim coach resurfaces, goes viral after Nick Saban news
Losing to Oklahoma State 34-31 in the Independence Bowl to end the season on a four-game losing streak may be as shocking a memory as someone besides Nick Saban being the head coach on the Alabama side.
But that’s the memory that went viral this week following news that Saban has tested positive for COVID-19 and would miss the Georgia game this week in Tuscaloosa. Joe Kines was the interim coach in that game in late 2006 after Alabama fired Mike Shula. Kines may be most remembered for his halftime interview with ESPN where his gravelly voice was evident.
“We’ve just got to stop that inside trap! The option didn’t hurt us much,” Kines told ESPN in a halftime interview when Alabama played Oklahoma. “We’re playing pretty hard, we’ve just got to stop that inside. Offensively, we kind of sputtered around, got the ball in the end zone. Defensively, we’ve got to get off the field in that two-minute drive.”
Asked about injuries to the offensive line, Kines said, “We’ve just got to go play.”
Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is set to be in charge this week while Saban is isolated award from the team.
How long has it been since Nick Saban wasn’t on the Alabama sideline?
This long: pic.twitter.com/t4exDHAKSb
— Roger Hoover (@Roger_Hoover) October 15, 2020