Gary Danielson shares most surprising part of Saturday's Iron Bowl
Gary Danielson has had a front seat to some of the memorable moments in college football history over his long career.
So it might take a lot for something to truly blow him away. But, according to an interview with Dan Patrick on Monday, it was a wild 2nd quarter during Saturday’s Iron Bowl that will stand out among those memories he has made alongside first Verne Lundquist, and now Brad Nessler.
It was a 10-10 game with 7 minutes to play in the 2nd, but a wild sequence on both ends, highlighted by a Smoke Monday pick-six, a Jaylen Waddle kickoff return for a touchdown, and later, a Waddle 58-yard touchdown catch, made it 31-27 Alabama at the break.
“That six minutes at the end of the half, I’ve never seen anything like that, and I’ve called games for 25 years,” Danielson said. “I think I’ve done 500 live games, and I haven’t seen anything like that.”
Where did it stack up alongside the 2013 Iron Bowl, which ended with the infamous Chris Davis runback of Alabama’s missed field goal?
“That is matched up — and it in some ways overshadowed — the Kick 6 game,” Danielson said.