VIDEO: 49ers’ Jim Tomsula Nicknamed DE Quinton Dial As “The Alabama Asshole”

Today, San Francisco 49ers DE Quinton Dial took the podium before today’s third day of practice, and while he vows that he is much improved from the experience he gained last season, he gave the beat writers a nice surprise as he enlightened all of us with his nickname.

  #49ers DE Quinton Dial   A video posted by Ryan Sakamoto ? (@sakamotoryan_) on

A nickname given to him by new 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula last season, Dial said he wasn’t fortunate enough to be nicknamed, “Alabama” like rookie WR DeAndrew White.

Before leaving the podium, Dial jokingly said, “Let me know what he says on why he nicknamed me that.”


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