TideSports.com talked with Hank Jr.
- Turns out ol’ Hank is a fan of McElroy’s, and vice versa, and that they’ve expressed their mutual admiration on a phone call that a friend set up. Hank was happy to talk about McElroy, but he also wanted to talk about the Crimson Tide.
- Hank Jr. even has his own custom-decorated Alabama helmet, which he sometimes dons at his concerts. Don’t be surprised if you see him wearing it Friday, Oct. 1, when he appears at Birmingham’s BJCC the night before Alabama hosts Florida.
“I’ve got a helmet with horns coming out of it and it’s got Mr. Bryant’s picture and Gene Stallings and it’s got daddy on one side,” Williams said. “I added Saban last year.
- "I might live up here in northwest Tennessee, but I damned sure ain’t no orange,” he said. “It doesn’t take people long to figure out what my college is.
“I’m of the generation that actually stood at Legion Field with Coach (Paul W. “Bear”) Bryant as a young man — you talk about something.”