Dwight Stephenson Remembers Don Shula
Dwight Stephenson played for the Miami Dolphins from 1980-87 all under legendary coach Don Shula. Stephenson joined The Game with Ryan Fowler today to discuss the passing of his coach and also talk about Tua Tagovailoa getting selected by the Dolphins. You can hear the entire interview on the Tide 100.9 Youtube Page.
Stephenson also played for coach Bear Bryant at Alabama and described the most prevalent similarity between the two coaches as their hard-working attitude, strong attention to detail and commitment to a winning process.
The center runs a construction company and said he often finds himself speaking to his team in the same manor as coach Bryant or Shula would speak to him in his younger days. The lessons he learned from both men have helped him in his professional life.
Stephenson went into detail on his college career and talked about his championship runs at Alabama. Stephenson talked specifically about the 1978 game against Washington in which the Crimson Tide pulled out a close victory.
Stephenson told the story of upperclassman Terry Jones switching from center to defense in order to make a starting spot for Stephenson. He called the switch one of the most unselfish things he's been a part of.
Stephenson finished up the interview by expressing how excited he was to have another Alabama player going to the Miami Dolphins. He feels Tua Tagovailoa will do well and help the franchise to turn around.