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How Alabama Head Coach Nate Oats Once Used Geometry During Basketball Practice

On today's episode of the Barstool Bench Mob, we welcomed on Alabama Head Coach Nate Oats. The man at the helm for the SEC regular season champions was generous enough to take some time to discuss the Crimson Tide, his offensive philosophy, stories with Nick Saban, and much more.

Before starting his college basketball coaching career, Oats was actually a math teacher at Romulus High School in Michigan. He taught three different types of math up until 2013: algebra, statistics, and geometry. Believe it or not, Oats actually told us how he once used geometry during basketball practice! Take a look:

I'll be honest. The most fascinating part of this question was not the analysis of how Oats broke down how he used a protractor when utilizing the pick and roll. But instead, it was Marty's reaction of total cluelessness when I brought up the Pythagorean Theorem and y=mx+b. 

There were also plenty of times during my career as a student where I thought, "When am I ever going to use this in real life?" Well, here is Coach Oats using a protractor to break down a practice, so I stand corrected. The entirety of this interview was a lot of fun, and Coach Oats certainly has what it takes to take Alabama to the Final Four.

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