In a story first reported by WDHN-TV in Dothan, former Alabama coach Mike DuBose was airlifted to a Dothan-area hospital after reportedly accidentally shooting himself.

According to CBS42, DuBose had his pistol with him while mowing his grass and somehow his gun went off. According to reports he drove himself to the hospital in Opp and was airlifted to Dothan for surgery.

DuBose played linebacker under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant on the 1973 national championship team and was assistant for Gene Stallings. He became head coach of the Crimson Tide in 1997 and lead them to a SEC Championship in 1999 before departing in 2000, he finished his career 24-23, 16-16 in the SEC.

He has since coached the high school football ranks becoming a linebacker coach for Opp High School. DuBose injuries don't appear to be life threatening and we will keep you updated with the latest on the former Alabama coach.