So after the game last year, on the field and while the team was still singing the alma mater, a reporter took the opportunity to ask Coach Leach just what IS his favorite Halloween candy. And his answer didn’t disappoint:
Turns out he’s a big fan of gummy bears (but only Haribo), and he thinks that Europe has better candy than we do here. Leach also revealed that he’s not above going to the dollar store to find some Sprees in a box, which he calls “outstanding.”
Coach then talks about “candy innovation” and Nerds clusters before revealing that as far as chocolate, he’s an Almond Joy guy. (I was with you until the Almond Joys, coach. Everybody knows those are trash).
I mean, that’s just an incredible postgame interview.
Can you imagine the response if you asked Nick Saban about Halloween candy during an interview on the field after a game? And Leach not only answered the question, he gave a solid minute-long response like it was the most important interview of his life.
It’s not like those postgame interviews are really good for anything anyway. The coach usually just gives a couple of generic lines about how hard the team played, how proud they are of the team, and how they still have things to work on. So why not use the time to talk about Halloween candy?
Leach also gave an interview earlier last year where he talked about Halloween costumes, calling trick-or-treating a “competitive event” and saying that “mobility is so critical” when picking out a costume. Oh, and he also discussed his hatred for candy corn again:
“Mobility is so critical to effective trick or treating.”