Will Muschamp’s fit of sideline rage during Saturday’s Iron Bowl was broadcast to millions of homes across the country, and one Alabama legend didn’t like what he saw.
Former Tide coach — and 1992 national champion — Gene Stallings called in to WNSP to give his two cents on Tuesday.
“There’s a big difference being up six points and being up nine points,” Stallings said (via AL.com‘s Mark Heim). “I hope the coach who was responsible for that (knows) he really hurt his team getting that 15-yard penalty.”
Stallings, who retired in 1996, recounted a story from his time at Texas A&M in the ’60s when Aggies president James Earl Rudder confronted him for a similar mistake.
“I don’t ever want to see you contributing to us losing a game,” Rudder said.
The lesson was never lost.
“My job was to coach the team, not to hurt the team,” Stallings said. “Getting a 15-yard penalty against Alabama for Auburn really hurt.”