Former Mississippi State head coach Sylvester Croom knows a little bit about Alabama football.
The Tuscaloosa native was a 1974 team captain for the Crimson Tide and spent 11 seasons as an assistant at Alabama from 1976-86.
He also happens to be former Crimson Tide RB Derrick Henry’s NFL position coach.
Though he was the 2007 SEC coach of the year for his work in Starkville, these days you’ll find Croom coaching NFL running backs for the Tennessee Titans. So when the Titans selected Henry in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Crimson Tide fans knew they could rest easy with one of their own in charge of the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner’s professional development.
Henry is competing with former Pro Bowl RB DeMarco Murray for playing time in the Titans backfield this season, but the rookie has already made his presence known with a strong performance during a Titans scrimmage on Monday night.
Croom was asked by “A to Z Sports” to detail the development of Henry in his first NFL training camp. Here’s a look at the complete interview:
— A to Z Sports (@AtoZSports) August 10, 2016