Any time a young man walks-on at Alabama and becomes a starter the first game he's eligible to play, it IS a big story. A reminder of that came following the Crimson Tide's Thursday afternoon practice, when Rudy Griffin, who is now on scholarship, received a memorable call from another Rudy.
September 2, 2004
It's hard enough to convince quality linemen in-state to walk on, but those willing to pay out-of-state tuition for the privilege of playing for the Tide deserve special praise. Surprising to some, junior Rudy Griffin is now running second string at defensive tackle.
March 1, 2004