Listen: Alabama, Dr Martin Luther King, Football discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"We've talked a lot about professional football here in a minute. And our next guest is certainly heading in that direction. The great linebacker from the university of Alabama MAC Wilson who announced the other day that he will move on after distinguished career at the university. Mac. Thank you, very very much for joining us. Good afternoon to you and congratulations on your time at Alabama. Noon. He was well, thank you for having math before we talk about Alabama. I wanna ask you because we just got through playing a clip in commemoration of this holiday honoring Dr Martin Luther King, and I know young people don't have the kind of recollection as some of us who were alive during Dr king's life. But but as a young person growing up in Montgomery, Alabama place that was very integral in Dr king's rise. As a minister, the he pastored a church there. What does this day mean to you? A lot of you know, mom, McCain was wasn't man whose bear quarter in and around Gherman, basically, you know, well from his fight facilities equalize Islam able to play football the grade school like Alabama, you know, he was a hero. And he soon America will occur lead. Like, and he also, you know, he died for freedom as well. Well, what an what an incredible and very poignant answer for someone who who grew up many years after Dr king had left Montgomery, but that's that's that's really very memorable answer. Well, MAC let me move on to your career at Alabama. Now that it's over. I'm sure a lot of memories are passing three your your mind. What stands out? There's out. I mean for my career is is being able to play, you know, with a lot of great group of guys, you know, even from freshman year until this point, you know, how at great team made caring team as he will always love each other like brothers. And you know, there's just experienced the play on the great coaches and also on great coaches in the world co saving, you know. It was a Hughes unin that's something that I cherish forever. You know, you can't get back in time. I enjoy my years here. But no, you got to move on to the next step in life. And not to rush you to the NFL, but certainly projection this is projection season. And there's there's still plenty for you to do in terms of of working out and being examined. But how do you feel right now? What are you hearing? Great, you know out here. A lot of things I have little chance to go first around they go out there, or whatever the case may be, but you know, not paying his anything like that. Because at the end of the day, you know, the worst has to be put in I still have to fill case, you know, my ability to to beat a player to everybody thinks I am I still have to. So you know, NFL teams that have great care some great person. You know, I love football. And I'm not just playing football just to be playing. So, you know, there's a lot of things that you know, I have to work on these lakes past six weeks before the combined and to continue to be a better person than a player. Now, not not to Russia told him in two weeks since your last game. But what what are you doing right now? Because this isn't something you can just take vacation. I mean, you gotta get ready. What what are you doing right now to to get ready for the combine? You know, obviously we lost. You know, we got back took the the Sunday off the Monday off. And I went to work at Tuesday, you know, because there's no there's no time to waste. I can't be sitting around everybody else working hard and preparing themselves to you know, for the next chapter.."