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Watch: Alabama strength coach David Ballou gets dumped in pool for his birthday

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The birthday tradition for Alabama football continues.

David Ballou enters his fifth season at the University of Alabama as its Director of Sports Performance.

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His cutting-edge mindset in strength and conditioning propelled the Crimson Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2020 and three Southeastern Conference Championships in 2020, 2021, and 2023. The players love the motivation, work ethic, encouragement, and excellence Ballou instills in them. He celebrated his birthday on Thursday as the players gave him the highest honor. They brought him to the pool inside the workout facility and dumped him in it.

Several players such as Malachi Moore, Jeremiah Beaman, Jihaad Campbell, and Jaylen Mbakwe captured it on video.

The team loves Ballou, and he wants to help the players get a national championship next season.

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

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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