It’s a tradition more than 50 years old: The winners of Alabama and Tennessee’s annual matchup smoke cigars after putting up a “W.”
The practice is officially against NCAA — and University of Alabama — rules, but both teams have been self-reporting the “violation” since Big Brother began cracking down on this kind of thing.
After Alabama’s 19-14 win on Saturday evening, senior cornerback Cyrus Jones told the Anniston Star’s Marq Burnett that he did not partake in the smoke break, but the tradition is alive and well this year.
“As soon as coach stopped talking and we broke the huddle,” Jones said, “the locker room was a cloud of smoke.”
Here’s more evidence from social media:
— Deionte Thompson (@playmaker_11) October 24, 2015
Smoke em if you got em
— Truett Harris (@truthharris) October 24, 2015
— Khi (@MekhiBrownn) October 24, 2015
And the Tide rolls again! ??? pic.twitter.com/9gLlznmcSx
— Fruit PUNCH (@marlon_humphrey) October 24, 2015
Roll Tide! pic.twitter.com/9fHFJ8k11T
— Slotty Pippen (@Rmullaney08) October 25, 2015
This picture of Derrick Henry and Nick Saban after the win today is pretty solid. pic.twitter.com/zFHnGSESOy
— Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone) October 25, 2015