Big Al, The Kernel Of Trolling
Prior to Alabama's 42-21 throttling of Ole Miss on Saturday, Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin answered one question from CBS reporter Jamie Erdahl Buckman before tossing the headset and abruptly ending the interview.
In the 16-second interview, Kiffin was only asked about his 'book of notes,' on how to get under the skin of his colleague and former boss Nick Saban.
"Well let's hope we didn't run outta pages," said Kiffin
"So here we go, get your popcorn ready."
During Alabama's traditional playing of "Dixieland Delight" in the fourth quarter, mascot Big Al took the break in play, and a 42-7 Tide lead, as an opportunity to poke fun at Kiffin's comment from just a few hours earlier.
The loveable elephant dawned a popcorn bucket costume and proceeded to dance with the student section and take pictures with fans in the south endzone of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Following his loss to Alabama – the 24th consecutive win for Saban over former assistants – Kiffin said, "I tell it like it is, good and bad, and we got dominated up front."
"You gotta do everything right [against Alabama] to give yourself a chance and obviously we didn't do that."
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