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Sport Report: Alabama DL coach's playbook stolen before CFP title game

01:15  12 january  2018
01:15  12 january  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Not only did Alabama have to overcome a very strong Georgia squad on Monday, but the Crimson Tide apparently also had a copy of their playbook fall into unwanted hands. According to a report from WSB-TV Atlanta, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had his backpack stolen from a hotel conference

An Alabama assistant coach ' s backpack, which contained a Crimson Tide game -day playbook and other belongings, was stolen two days Dunbar, a former undercover police officer, just finished his second season as Alabama 's defensive line coach . The story was first reported by WSB-TV in Atlanta.

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Not only did Alabama have to overcome a very strong Georgia squad on Monday, but the Crimson Tide apparently also had a copy of their playbook fall into unwanted hands. 

According to a report from WSB-TV Atlanta, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had his backpack stolen from a hotel conference room on the Saturday before the game. Inside the bag was his cellphone, laptop, cash, sunglasses, and his playbook for the game.

While police recovered some of the stolen items, the playbook was never found.

But thanks to a brilliant comeback led by freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Crimson Tide were able to persevere and come away with the national title.

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Not only did Alabama have to overcome a very strong Georgia squad on Monday, but the Crimson Tide apparently also had a copy of their playbook fall into unwanted hands. According to a report from WSB-TV Atlanta, defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had his backpack stolen from a hotel conference

A few days after Alabama ’ s comeback win against Georgia in the National Championship game , it has come to light that there was a scandal surrounding the

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