Alabama Crimson Tide Have a Spy to Use Against Virginia Tech Hokies

Posted by Larry Burton on August-13-2009 Add Comments

How much importance does Nick Saban place on the upcoming opening game against Virginia Tech, and when did he start placing that importance?

The answers are, in order, a whole lot and when he hired Mike Groh to come down and help out the Tide this year.

But wait—why would a Virginia boy help a team from Alabama do in one of their own? Why would Groh be a spy and teach Alabama all he knows about Tech?

For the same reason Saban would help his buddy Bob Stoops if they played Auburn. State lines aren't important when it comes to coaching and winning against rivals.

Having Mike Groh is, by most ways of thinking, a one-year deal. He was already being paid for this year by his former team, the University of Vir...

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