Alabama players are so locked into the Iron Bowl that a marquee defender did not enjoy the win over Chattanooga for 24 hours.
Malachi Moore, a senior defensive back, spoke Monday to Crimson Tide reporters. He admitted to not following the 24-hour rule following a victory on senior day against the Mocs at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Moore took Auburn’s matchup versus New Mexico State, watching the Aggies hand the Tigers a 31-10 beatdown. Alabama head coach Nick Saban explained the importance of execution in his presser, but it is nice to see a player in a leadership role set the tone by focusing on an in-state rivalry.
“I’m not going to lie, I watched [Auburn’s] game on Saturday,” Moore said.
Moore, a native of Trussville, Ala., knows all too well about the Iron Bowl.
He is an in-state product who emerged in the matchup as a freshman in 2020.
Moore collected an interception and made several tackles in a 42-13 victory for the Crimson Tide over Auburn. He helped the team to a Southeastern Conference Championship and a College Football Playoff National Championship that year.
Moore has an opportunity to turn in another impressive performance against the Tigers.
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