CBS play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist wasn’t a fan of Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough’s attempt to high-five a Tennessee fan last weekend.
After Scarbrough tried to high-five a Tennessee fan after scoring an 85-yard touchdown to cap Alabama’s 49-10 rout of the Volunteers on Saturday, Lundquist shared his displeasure with Scarbrough’s celebration.
“I wasn’t fond of it,” Lundquist said Monday before speaking to the Monday Morning Quarterback Club in Birmingham. “It was interesting to me because we both kind of took after him. It’s so unnecessary. I woke up and saw the interview with the kid. He was thrilled. I don’t know if I’d be thrilled if I got a gloved hand in my face.
“The kid thought he was trying to high-five him. OK, I’ll take the young man’s version for now. I just thought it was uncalled for. Gary’s speculation right away was that he had an “A” on his glove and he gave him a (high-five). The kid’s hands were down here (pointing down), so high-fiving his nose, I guess.”
In his first career start, Scarbrough led Alabama with 109 rushing yards on just five carries against the Vols.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide host No. 6 Texas A&M Saturday afternoon. Oh, and by the way, Lundquist will be making the call.