As we hit the midpoint of the 2020 SEC season, Touchdown Alabama Magazine will be releasing a series of grade reports of every position group and key coaches on the staff. In these articles, we will dive into the contributions each unit has made to the team thus far and provide a sufficient grade based on its performance to this point in the year.
In breaking down the fifth part of midseason grades, we look at our first coach in Pete Golding.
Overall Grade: C
After suffering injuries at critical positions last year, the majority of Alabama fans were willing to give Pete Golding a pass in his first season as head defensive coordinator. When the Crimson Tide could not control running backs out the backfield versus Missouri and Texas A&M, people had some concerns yet not too much. However, the matchup between Alabama and Ole Miss had supporters of the program ready to push Golding out the door. Although Lane Kiffin coached under Nick Saban for three years (2014-16) and schemed against the defense in practice, Tide fans still expected more from this year’s group.
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