Former Alabama WR Slade Bolden defends Bill O’Brien
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Former Alabama wide receiver, Slade Bolden had some interesting comments about former Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien while appearing on “The Bama Standard” podcast Tuesday.
Bolden played at Alabama from 2019 to 2021. He finished his career with the Crimson Tide with 712 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. The former Alabama wide receiver played under O’Brien during the 2021 football season.
The Louisiana native feels some of the criticism O’Brien has faced is unwarranted.
“I guess there is not a lot of good things people had to say about O’Brien this year,” Bolden said. “But being a guy who played under him and was with him every day, I think coach O’Brien is one of my favorite coaches. I think O’Brien is a lot gifted when it comes to calling plays. He is a lot better and more gifted than some people believe he is. I have seen him come up with stuff that it is not necessarily that it didn’t work, it’s because we didn’t execute it right. I love him as a person, and I feel like we got really close. I liked him as a person just as much as I liked him as an offensive coordinator.”
O’Brien coached in New England from 2007 to 2011 and he rejoined the Patriots last Thursday as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Bolden’s statement can be streamed below:
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