Alabama defensive coordinator Pete Golding enters his fifth year calling the defensive plays for the Crimson Tide in 2022. Golding faces immense expectations this fall as his defense returns a number of key contributors from the 2021 season, including star outside linebacker Will Anderson.

Golding has also become one of Nick Saban's top recruiters and had a successful campaign in the 2022 cycle, playing a significant role in securing seven prospects in the Crimson Tide's No. 2 overall recruiting class. 

Unfortunately for the Louisiana-native, Golding was arrested for D.U.I. in the early morning hours after the February signing day. The defensive coordinator addressed his run-in with the law in Sunday's media availability.

 

"Anytime you're in a leadership role in anything you do, you've got a responsibility. Every day we talk to our kids about making good decisions, that there are consequences for making bad decisions. And I made a very poor decision that affected a lot of other people than just myself. And it was selfish. And it opened up a lot of emotions for a lot of people, because people can be affected by making that decision. And I was wrong, and I've got to suffer the consequences for it.," said Golding on Sunday morning.

And I've done a lot of things in my life, obviously, to adjust what I do to become a better person for it, as a father, a husband and a coach. When I told the team, I met with them that next day. I said 'Look, man, I can tell you anything I want, but I've got to show you.' To provide that leadership and get the trust back from the team, that I've made a mistake, I've learned from it, and move on."

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