This Saturday, the Alabama Crimson Tide will make their 14th trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium in Iron Bowl history.

Auburn leads the series 8-5 in games played at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Back in 1989, the Crimson Tide made their first ever trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium under the direction of head coach Bill Curry.

No. 2 Alabama lost 30-20 in what would be Curry’s final regular season game with the Tide.

Prior to Saturday’s big showdown, Alabama’s former head coach from 1987-1989 stepped Inside the Locker Room to provide his thoughts on the game.

Since 2008, SEC and national title implications have been on the line for one or both of the teams every season heading into the game.

In the eyes of Bill Curry, both programs have shown the capabilities of dominance thanks to their performance on the field this season.

“I think in this case, Alabama has been so dominant for so long in this recent run and then Auburn had its stretches of dominance too, and either one of these teams this year can be a dominant team. They’ve proven that on the field.” Curry said.

The former Alabama head coach touched on his keys to the game including balance on offense, creating turnovers and which team can play consistently at their best.

After mentioning Jalen Hurts’ potential impact in Saturday’s game, Bill Curry analyzed his poise and recalled a conversation he had with Nick Saban during the off-season about the sophomore quarterback’s poise.

“The guy never changes expression. He’s absolutely unflappable. It doesn’t matter if something great happens or something terrible happens. He trots off the field, his face is exactly the same.” Curry said. “I know he is a coach’s kid but so am I, and that doesn’t always translate to great poise. Hurts has incredible poise.”

In addition to the Iron Bowl, Curry talked about a variety of issues including the aspects of rivalries, concussions in football and the NFL national anthem protests.

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