TUSCALOOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s players often have a lot of personality during interviews when they open up. Crimson Tide left tackle Jonah Williams has become one of the better interviews on the team during his short career.
Williams, a sophomore, was asked what went wrong with Alabama’s pass protection against Arkansas this past Saturday. The Crimson Tide downed the Razorbacks 41-9, but the Razorbacks were able to put a good amount of pressure on quarterback Jalen Hurts, sacking him twice and forcing him out of the pocket on other plays.
“It was a lot of things,” Williams said. “It’s kind of like, you know, you go to Krispy Kreme to surprise your daughter, get her some donuts. You bring them home and she’s like ‘I don’t eat donuts, I’m gluten free now.’ It’s like, ‘But I was trying to surprise you, I was trying to whatever.’ There’s some things that you just don’t prepare for. We think they’re going to come out and play Cover-7, peak coverage underneath, rush three, drop eight and block all day.
“First third down we come out, we’re going to be in a six-man protection, we’re going to be fine. They mug up seven guys and we’re like ‘OK, well they’re going to drop some.’ Bring seven, you’re hot off one and you have to throw it away. I mean, are you a bad dad for bringing home donuts? You know what I mean? No. It’s just one of those things you move on from, and we’ll be better prepared. We ended up changing out protections and picking stuff up later. It’s not an ability thing, you know. That’s how I feel about that.”
What type of donuts does Williams like?
“I don’t eat donuts,” Williams quipped. “I’m like his daughter.”
Alabama hosts Tennessee on Saturday inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
Watch Williams’ full interview below.