Today, I doubt too many players are willing to run through brick walls for Darius Philon’s coach.
… The day after signing day, the day after Stevenson told Press-Register columnist Mike Herndon that Philon felt like “he had the world snatched from up under him” and alluded to a numbers crunch at Alabama, the Vigor coach made it clear he wasn’t about to clarify anything.
“What I said, I probably said prematurely,” Stevenson said.
OK. Now what’s his perspective on what happened?
“I don’t have a perspective,” he said.
On signing day, two of Philon’s teammates said Alabama had asked him to delay his enrollment until January, a practice known as grayshirting. One teammate said Alabama made that request last week.
Could Stevenson explain when Alabama asked Philon to grayshirt?
“I can’t tell you that,” the coach said.
“That’s his personal business. It’s not my business. It’s not my personal business.”
But Philon is one of his players.
“It’s not my child.”
Now that’s some fear. The power that Nick Saban wields in the state of Alabama is staggering.