Saban, Malzahn, Smart open up at Regions Tradition Pro-Am

Saban, Malzahn, Smart open up at Regions Tradition Pro-Am
(Source: WBRC Video)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Wednesday at Greystone Golf and Country Club could've been SEC Media Days Part 1.

The Regions Tradition golf tournament welcomed a host of SEC coaches and former football stars for the Celebrity Pro-Am. Included in the festivities were Alabama coach Nick Saban, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, Georgia coach Kirby Smart and several other coaches. Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, former Auburn standout and Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and athletic directors from Alabama, Auburn and UAB.

WBRC FOX6 sports reporter Christina Chambers caught up with Saban, Malzahn and Smart to talk golf and, of course, football.

Saban talked about the success of former UA golfer Justin Thomas, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, the currently QB battle at Alabama, graduate-transfer rules and competing at the Regions Tradition against friends.

Malzahn fielded questions about Auburn's most successful PGA player, Jason Dufner, while also addressing graduate-transfer rules and giving his two-cents on UCF not being included in last year's College Football Playoff.

Smart gave insight on what it's like golfing with Saban, both when he's your boss and also when he's a fellow in-conference competitor.

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