Glen Coffee talks about decision to go pro

Coffee fights for yards against ClemsonPhoto D. Brown/Southern Sports Media

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Glen Coffee made the cover of Birmingham Christian Family Magazine’s February edition. The story is not available online, but the magazine is available at many area churches, bookstores and supermarkets.

The story provides a glimpse into why Glen Coffee decided to leave Alabama early and enter the NFL draft.

“The closer it got to the end of the season, I felt the Spirit was leading me to leave. By the end of the season, I had my mind made up, and I felt like I needed to trust Him,” Coffee told the magazine.

Coffee also talks about football as a ministry, how a knee injury changed his life and his close relationship with coach Burton Burns.

“(Burton Burns) constantly lets me know that he is prod of the example that I set for other players,” Coffee told the magainze. “He makes sure I know that he sees how Christ has changed my life, and he tells me that I have affected his life in a positive way.”

You can read more in the magazine.