WATCH: Alabama OL Jonah Williams uses donut analogy to describe Tide's offensive-line play
Though No. 1 Alabama cruised to an easy 41-9 win over Arkansas on Saturday, the Razorbacks did manage to confuse the Crimson Tide offensive line at various points.
According to sophomore OL Jonah Williams, the Tide had to adjust their protection schemes when the Hogs started doing things they hadn’t done yet this year.
At the 1:34 mark of the below video, Williams says the Razorbacks showed surprising defensive fronts, but the Crimson Tide adjusted. He compared it to buying donuts for your daughter, only to find out she’s suddenly gluten-free:
“It was a lot of things,” Williams said in the video. “It’s kind of like you go to Krispy Kreme to surprise your daughter, you get her some donuts. You bring them home and she’s like, ‘I don’t eat donuts. I’m gluten-free now,’ you know? And it’s like, ‘But I was trying to surprise you.’ There are some things that you’re just not prepared for.”
Williams explained that he used the analogy to describe the different defensive fronts that Arkansas used against the Crimson Tide on Saturday:
“We think that they’re going to come out and play Cover 7, peek coverage underneath that, rush three, drop eight and block all day. The first third down we come out and we’re going to be in a six-man protection — we should be fine. They mug up seven guys, and we’re like, ‘OK, well, they’re going to drop some.’ They bring seven, you’re hot off one. You’ve got to throw it away. I mean are you a bad dad for bringing her donuts? You know what I mean? No.”
Obviously, everything worked out for the Crimson Tide, as they improved to 7-0 on the season. They’ll take on a struggling Tennessee team this weekend, and it’s safe to say the Vols will throw everything they’ve got at Alabama, too.