The Way It Is

Juwan Simpson talks time at Alabama, life in CFL and coaching at Austin High School

Former Alabama football great and two-time Grey Cup champion in the CFL (Calgary Stampeders) Juwan Simpson: Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Prior to winning two Grey Cups in the Canadian Football League and serving as defensive line coach at Austin High School (Decatur, Ala.), Juwan Simpson was a linebacker at the University of Alabama during the Mike Shula era.

His name wasn’t as big as DeMeco Ryans’ or Freddie Roach’s; nevertheless, Simpson was part of a solid Crimson Tide defense in the 2005 season. On Monday’s airing of The Way It Is via Fox Sports Shoals, Simpson joined Matt Suleski and yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine to talk about his time at both Alabama and the CFL – along with his duties as an assistant high school coach. 

Check out the audio below.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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