Alabama players share what the Iron Bowl means to them

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Nick Saban called it one of the greatest rivalry games in college football.

For some players from the state of Alabama, the Iron Bowl means something more. Crimson Tide starting offensive lineman Javion Cohen went to Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama, about 45 minutes from the Auburn campus.

Cohen was a former Tigers player before joining the Crimson Tide and celebrated Alabama’s Iron Bowl victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium last year.

A few weeks later, he posted a video on social media of himself trolling Auburn with the “Crimson Crane” while the Tigers practiced for the Birmingham Bowl. Cohen said he wanted to take things with a little more athleticism this time but understood how much this game means.