Mitchell will be honored at the 2022 A-Day football game along with Wilbur Jackson as the first two African American football players in Crimson Tide program history. Mitchell won two SEC Championships as a player for the Tide and won a national championship as an assistant coach at Alabama as well. He currently serves as Pittsburgh Steelers assistant head coach.
The Alabama Crimson Tide was back in action for the second scrimmage of the 2022 season on Saturday. The Tide now has one final week of spring practice remaining before the annual A-Day contest on April 16.
"Salty" Saban IS back. He's not happy. If Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban ain't happy, NOBODY in Bama Nation should be happy. It seems the new NIL system has the greatest of all-time displeased. Putting it mildly. NAME. IMAGE. LIKENESS. Another stupid idea, in this columnists humble opinion.
Plenty of people in Alabama, especially Tuscaloosa folks, seem to think so today. In 2020, Coach Saban was being interviewed by ESPN and seemingly declared that he would never get involved in political matters. It's 2022 and it appears he changed his mind.
As a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide, we are so blessed. Sometimes we take our incredibly fortunate situation for granted. I'm talkin about having the GOAT on our sideline every week in the fall. COACH NICK SABAN. On his radio show, Hey Coach, every Thursday night on 95.3 The Bear, he gives us plenty of insight on how the season is going (and will go in the future).
This is it. FINALLY. Can you feel it? Tuscaloosa feels different this week as I go place to place doing my regular weekly tasks. Nick Saban was hired in Tuscaloosa, Alabama fifteen years ago this week. What a move for the history of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program.