BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Brandon Greene held a pass once before Saturday. It didn’t count since he was a left tackle of his high propagandize group and, therefore, an incompetent receiver, though he held it.
The Alabama parsimonious finish held a most some-more critical one during a Crimson Tide’s overtime thriller during LSU. This one counted, and it jump-started an Alabama offense that rode a movement all a approach to a stunning, 20-13 victory.
“I’m only vehement we can assistance a group out during a finish of a diversion in a essential impulse of a game,” a demure Greene pronounced in a initial post-game interview of his Alabama career.
With Alabama roving high after Adam Griffith’s game-tying margin goal, Greene lined adult as an authorised receiver subsequent to left ensure Arie Kouandjio. Left tackle Cam Robinson, all 323 pounds of him, lined adult in a slot.
While Robinson waved his arms to offer as a decoy, Greene ran a track down a core of LSU’s defense. Blake Sims lofted a 10-yard pass his way. Greene grabbed it and soon tucked it away. It took 4 LSU defenders to stop him from channel into a finish zone.
Greene pronounced a group drilled a play for a past integrate of weeks of practice. Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin chose a initial play of overtime to unleash a initial chuck any Alabama quarterback has done in Greene’s direction.
“I was like, ‘All right, here it goes.’” Greene said. “Everybody on a sidelines was only revelation me only locate it and tuck. It’s only like practice. Christion Jones said, ‘it’s only like practice, B. Just locate it,’ and we held it.”
The play strictly gained 24 yards though Alabama had to pierce behind to a 16-yard line since of Leon Brown’s personal tainted after a catch. It mattered little, as Alabama scored only a few plays after when Sims connected with DeAndrew White on a 6-yard fade.
“I couldn’t be some-more unapproachable of Brandon Greene,” core Ryan Kelly said. “We kind of changed him around between tackle and parsimonious end. To see him down here throwing a round on a 5-yard line and unequivocally tucking it away, make certain a defenders didn’t frame it out was great. It apparently got called behind a small bit by a chastisement though we couldn’t be some-more happy for a good guy.”
Greene was recruited to play left tackle though he spent his whole redshirt beginner deteriorate as a restraint parsimonious end. He changed behind to descent line during a open though mislaid out on a left tackle pursuit to Robinson. After tumble camp, Greene changed behind to parsimonious end.
Greene, now a third-year sophomore, called his career to date a “heck of a journey.”
“It’s been a tough transition,” Greene said, “but we trust I’m creation it a best we can.”