Former Alabama QB/TE Gene Newberry Recaps Alabama’s 3-0 Start [Audio]
The Alabama Crimson Tide looks to build upon the momentum from Saturday’s 48-43 comeback victory over Ole Miss.
Former Alabama quarterback and tight end Gene Newberry appeared on The Gary Harris Show to offer his thoughts on the Crimson Tide’s 3-0 start to the season.
The former tight end played a giant role in another historic comeback win in Alabama’s storied past. During the 1988 season, Alabama trailed at Kentucky 27-7 in the second half but fought back to steal a 31-27 win. Gene Newberry caught the winning touchdown pass from Vince Sutton with seconds remaining in the game.
Newberry provided a comparison to the comeback he experienced in Lexington to the one Saturday against Ole Miss.
“When you get down like we were in Lexington, it was 17-0 at halftime. You don’t really look at it the same way as you would with maybe four minutes left in the game. Kind of the way Ole Miss did at the end of the game, knowing you go to get an onside kick. There’s a different urgency for that. When it happens in the second quarter, you just got to keep doing the same things you’re doing.” Newberry said.
Newberry later touched on the improvement in the running game against Ole Miss and the athleticism and leadership ability of true freshman signal caller Jalen Hurts.
Concerning this weekend’s contest against Kent State, the former Alabama quarterback and tight end reminded listeners of the standards that Nick Saban expects out of his team regardless of the opponent.
“Alabama has to play to a standard. We don’t play to our opponent. If we’re playing Kent State, Western Kentucky or if we’re playing Auburn, you’ve got to play to that standard that you’ve already set which is one of the elite teams in college football.” Newberry said.
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