• My Scores
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Alabama's coach cried three times BEFORE Alabama won the NCAAs

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

More Golf: Leaderboard | Rankings | Schedule | Equipment | FedEx Cup | US Open

Alabama's football team is not the only team on campus that has entered "dynasty" territory.

Its golf team has now won two of the last three NCAA championships after defeating Oklahoma State 4 and 1 on Wednesday at Prairie Dunes. It came in second the other time in a thrilling loss to Texas for the 2012 title.

Since 1987 only Augusta State (with Patrick Reed) had won back-to-back NCAA titles (2010 and 2011) before Alabama's run.

That's where the coach crying thing comes in. Bama's head man, Jay Seawell, was pretty fired up about his squad going to three straight title matches, much less winning two of them.

"I cried three times before we played today," Seawell said to the AP. "This is their legacy. They played for their legacy, to be known as one of the great teams in all of golf history."

It sounds hyperbolic but it's sort of true. Alabama is one of the great mini-dynasties in modern collegiate golf.

"It was 'One Shining Moment' today," Seawell continued. "I've never dreamed this big, to be part of something this special."

History is theirs now after the big win.

Roll birdies and eagles and match play and Tide.

For more golf news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnGolf and @KylePorterCBS on Twitter or Google+ and like us on Facebook.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

golf Video

September 22, 2014
2014 Ryder Cup Preview (2:46)
1 August 20, 2014
Phil Mickelson provides tips to President Obama
2 April 3, 2014
What is next for Tiger Woods?
3 April 1, 2014
Tiger Woods to miss the Masters


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Majestic Black 2014 MLB World Series Dueling Sweep Victory Roster T-Shirt

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants
Get the Gear
Shop Now