Former Alabama players laud toughness Kevin Steele instilled during his time with the Tide
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Kevin Steele is back at the University of Alabama football program as its defensive coordinator.
He started with Nick Saban in 2007 and served in different roles, but Steele has a wealth of experience in college football and the National Football League with defenses. Before returning to the Crimson Tide, he created a footprint in the Southeastern Conference at Tennessee, LSU, and Auburn. Steele brought a level of toughness that helped start Alabama’s run of national championships. The 64-year-old wants to rekindle the flame of titles with Coach Saban, and former players are excited.
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Several of them, including Reggie Ragland, Marquise Maze, HaHa Clinton-Dix, Ryan Anderson, and Christian Miller, laud the toughness Steele instilled during his time with the Crimson Tide. They are excited to have that factor back into the program.
The man who believed in me at Alabama!!! https://t.co/uC5TXX17Kx
— Reggie Ragland (@reggieragland) February 5, 2023
I’m tellin ya!!! He understands and knows our standard!!! https://t.co/nDst7H5Xya
— Reggie Ragland (@reggieragland) February 6, 2023
That’s how I feel about K. Steel he was my recruiting coach and it was nothing but tough shit that he brought out of me. Great hire to start bringing some of that toughness back! Roll Tide pic.twitter.com/sX5XHLEUSR
— Marquis Maze (@Mazeboy4) February 6, 2023
I couldn’t agree more. He gave me tough love wasn’t no buddy buddy stuff. We got a good one MAZZZZYYYY. https://t.co/osFMTl7y1k
— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) February 6, 2023
— Ryan Anderson (@_ryananderson22) February 7, 2023
It will be interesting to see how today’s college football athletes adjust to toughness.
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