As details of Price's exploits became public last week, many were saying the same thing about him. "I guess what's most surprising is that with so many people seeing him at the strip club and so many rivals sitting at the golf tournament when they told him a girl was in his room ordering steaks, you've got to wonder how it was kept quiet even this long," one longtime Alabama high school coach said. "I don't think Mike Price ever fully understood that when you're football coach at Alabama, you're the most significant figure in the state. You're more well-known than the governor."
Kapetanis, owner of the strip club, didn't initially grasp that either. "Two weeks ago I had never heard of Mike Price, and I can't say I had ever seen an Alabama football game," she said. "Now I've got 15 television trucks parked outside with reporters doing live shots. I guess at least two people figured out this week how big Alabama football is. Mike Price and me."