Mitchell will be honored at the 2022 A-Day football game along with Wilbur Jackson as the first two African American football players in Crimson Tide program history. Mitchell won two SEC Championships as a player for the Tide and won a national championship as an assistant coach at Alabama as well. He currently serves as Pittsburgh Steelers assistant head coach.
The Alabama Crimson Tide was back in action for the second scrimmage of the 2022 season on Saturday. The Tide now has one final week of spring practice remaining before the annual A-Day contest on April 16.
Gibbs joined the Tide as a former 4-star recruit in the 2020 class. The 5-foot-11 junior will have every opportunity to earn a big role for the Crimson Tide given the current state of the Alabama running back room.
Rumors have been circulating that the hard-nosed Harsin may not last much longer as Auburn's administration evaluates the sustainability of what he has built. The Auburn powers that be have been meeting over the weekend and the university has now released a statement, keeping the college football world up to date on Harsin's status.