The NFL hosted a Twitter space on Tuesday evening with guests mark ingram II, Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen to discuss the draft process, talking about the brotherhood that is Alabama Football and tell a Saban story along the way.
Mark Ingram jabbed on the spaces that even UGA is ‘Built By Bama,’ and the only reason they won a national title is because their head coach, Kirby Smart, came from Bama.
Smart was on the staff as a defensive back coach and defensive coordinator from 2007-2015. Along with Smart, former strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran made the move to Athens after the 2019 season. Cochran had been in Tuscaloosa with Saban for a dozen years.
Alabama will likely make a strong push to be back in the national title game, everyone knows that, but who knows about Georgia. Seeing as the Bulldogs have only played for two national titles in the last 40 years, he’s probably right.
Many coaches on the recruiting trail will tell you what you want to hear, but Saban will tell it as it is. Ingram recalled the honesty Saban had with him when on the recruiting trail, he told him that he will be great if he comes to Alabama. If not, and Ingram chooses to go elsewhere, it’s your fault you wasted this opportunity. Ingram said he respected the honesty.
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