T.J. Yeldon Talks Upcoming Camp, Playing for Alabama [Audio]
On July 23, former Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon will host a football camp in Hoover, AL. The current Jacksonville Jaguar hopped on with Ryan Fowler inside The Game to discuss the camp, but also to talk about how it was to play for head coach Nick Saban and the University of Alabama.
Yeldon came to The Capstone in 2012 as one of the top recruits in the country, and he helped deliver the Crimson Tide its 15th national championship against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. While he was in Tuscaloosa, he was introduced to the rivalries that exist in SEC football: in particular, the Alabama rivalries.
"Over the years, you know, before I got there, it was LSU and Alabama, you know, they beat us in 2011 in the regular season and we came back and beat them in the championship game. It's a big rivalry, but, you know, it never compares to Auburn and Alabama."
Obviously at Alabama, the expectation for the football program is to compete for and win national championships. In his three years in Tuscaloosa, the Tide took home one, but failed to win in 2013 and 2014. With this incredibly high expectation, Fowler asked him if the pressure ever gets to the players.
"It never gets to you. (At) Alabama, we came here to win championships. They expect that out of us, that's what we do... Guys go out there and work hard, play hard, and do what we do."
Yeldon's camp is fast approaching in Hoover on July 23, so be sure to get your child registered at EverettSM.com.