College football’s opening weekend caught our attention in a bunch of ways. One that fell into the “not important but very entertaining” category actually has relevance in regards to this week’s Western Kentucky-Alabama game.
The Hilltoppers made headlines by getting into a multi-player pile-up while running onto the field for their season opener. The first player to trip and spark the chain-reaction of fail was freshman offensive lineman Adam Raschilla, who happens to be the son of Alabama assistant gymnastics coach Bryan Raschilla.
That’s according to al.com’s Michael Casagrande, who spoke with the younger Raschilla this week. Thankfully, he took his newfound fame in stride and is able to smile about it.
“That’s not anything you can be mad about because there’s nothing you can do about it,” Adam Raschilla told Casagrande. “To be honest, I think it’s funny. It makes it even better when the person who messed up is able to laugh about it.”
Alabama and Western Kentucky kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET in Bryant-Denny Stadium.