Former IU DC Kane Wommack helping Crimson Tide prepare for Ohio State: 'I'm doing my part to help the state of Alabama'
Former Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack is doing all he can to make sure that Alabama wins the National Championship over Ohio State on Monday.
The new South Alabama head coach appeared on the radio show “The Opening Kickoff” which airs on WNSP-FM 105.5 in Mobile, Alabama. According to Mark Heim of AL.com, he was asked about what he would tell Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban in preparation for the game and then confirmed that he is on contact. He said:
“Those things are taking place. I’m doing my part to help the state of Alabama,” the South Alabama football coach said. “Ohio State, I played those guys and been on the field with them. In the coaching world, you always want to hear from guys who have been on the field with the team you’re about to face.”
Wommack then broke down the Buckeyes offense a bit and how Alabama can slow them down by saying:
“Think about how aggressive they are pushing the ball down the field,” he said. “If you call first and second down just to stop the run, they’re going to tear you apart. You have to find creative ways to get pressure on the quarterback on what we call ‘base downs.’ Not third down. Not red zone but open-field base downs. That’s what we were able to do in the game and gave us a chance to win, along with stopping the run.”
Wommack also admitted that the Hoosiers defense isn’t as dynamic as the Crimson Tide one is which could give them an advantage:
“Frankly, up front, we’re not as dynamic as Alabama, so I think they can do some of those things and still take care of business in the pass game,” he said.
We’ll have to see if Alabama is up to the task to stop Ohio State when the National Championship kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.