Michael Nysewander Discusses His Time at The University of Alabama [Audio]
Former Tide fullback Michael Nysewander joined Ryan Fowler inside "The Game" earlier this week to talk about his days at The Capstone and what it was like to win national championships as a walk-on and what it was like to be coached by Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin.
Hailing from Hoover High School here in Alabama, Nysewander enrolled at the University of Alabama in the fall of 2012, and there really wasn't any questioning as to where he'd go to college.
"I grew up an Alabama fan, always wanted to go to Alabama, and made that decision and decided to walk on."
When he got to Tuscaloosa, he had to walk on to make the squad, and was a solid practice squad player for his first two season. During his junior year, he caught his first touchdown pass of his career, from a play drawn up by new offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin.
"A guy like that, you can't give him enough credit. Because some guys will go out there and, 'This is the type of coach that I am, so I'm going to run the ball or I'm going to throw the ball,' and that's not really how Coach Kiffin is... I think he's the best in the game in my opinion."
While he didn't get many carries during his career at Alabama, he was able to lead block for Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry this past season, and like many other fullbacks and offensive linemen, he wasn't given a whole lot of credit for it. However, he didn't mind as long as it meant the team was winning, but he did admit that it was nice to get a carry from time to time.
"The couple times I was able to get my hands on the rock, I certainly enjoyed it, and made some memories for sure."
Check out the entire interview below.