One of the most prized possessions for a football coach is their playbook, and unfortunately for Alabama someone out there has Crimson Tide’s playbook.
Alabama’s defensive line coach Karl Dunbar’s playbook went missing only two days before the national championship playoff game against Georgia.
It’s not clear whether anyone form the Bulldogs staff got ahold of the playbook, but according to an incident report obtained by ESPN, Dunbar reported his backpack was stolen after he left it in a defensive line meeting room at the team’s hotel.
It’s hard to identify this person – but police say he stole an Alabama coach’s defensive playbook just 2 days before the national championship game. Watch my live report on Ch2 at 5pm pic.twitter.com/GDjgTAZwLf
— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) January 11, 2018
Inside the backpack was his playbook, laptop, phone, passport and cash. Police later found some of the items stolen in a restroom on another floor of the hotel.
Alabama went on to beat Georgia 26-23 in overtime for the national title after backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa led a comeback in the second half.