Auburn football manager Clint Crumpton has a pretty important job on the Tigers staff: he holds up the play cards, sending in the calls from Gus Malzahn and Rhett Lashlee. Crumpton proposed to his girlfriend Emma Miller at Jordan-Hare Stadium ahead of Saturday's game against Ole Miss, and he did it in a very unique and appropriate way: he called a special play of his own.
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ESPNhas more on the actual proposal, which was very well done:
The photographer, Jake Evans, was in place, and once he snapped the photo, he called Miller over to come look at it. Then when Miller turned back around, there was Crumpton holding up the play card with a picture of him in the top right corner, a picture of her in the top left, a picture of the ring in the bottom left, and finally a question mark in the bottom right.
Miller says she almost turned around before Crumpton could get the sign up, but Evans made sure she didn’t ruin the surprise.
“While I had Emma's attention, she asked, ‘Do you need to take any more pictures?’” Evans recalled. “I replied with, ‘Uh yeah, you could say that. Take a look at Clint.’ We executed the play perfectly and Clint got his girl.”
Coordination and execution are huge for Auburn's offense. Malzahn would be a happy coach if he was on the sideline calling this play.