TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — C.J. Mosley finished his career as arguably one of the best linebackers during the Nick Saban era and in Alabama football history.
Mosley, now an All-Pro with the Baltimore Ravens, starred on two national championship teams (2011, 2012), became an All-American and was named a permanent captain following the 2013 season.
Mosley made an appearance on the latest episode of Bama Cuts. While Mosley didn’t get his dreads cut, he did cover a wide range of topics, including Auburn’s failed recruiting pitch when he was a highly touted linebacker out of Theodore High School (Theodore, Ala.).
“This one school called Auburn, when I was getting recruited there; it came down to Alabama and Auburn. It was really heavy about where I wanted to go. One of the coaches [at Auburn] said, ‘Look at our roster and the linebackers here. Look at these guys, they got Dont’a Hightower, Nico Johnson and they just added a couple more players. You come here and you can start.’
“Unfortunately for him that backfired. I don’t want to go somewhere where they’ll just give me the position. I want to play with the best of the best. Obviously, Alabama definitely has some of the best players at linebacker, so if I could prove myself and start at Alabama with these players, I can definitely make it so that was a key factor of me going.”
Luckily for Alabama fans Mosley wasn’t afraid of competing. Mosley was one of the more versatile linebackers to come through Alabama. He continued the line of great inside linebackers started by Rolando McClain and Dont’a Hightower.
Next week, we get so see Tony Brown featured in Bama Cuts. This is must-see TV. He’ll be joined by Levi Wallace, Da’Shawn Hand and Rashaan Evans.
Full episode here: