The legend of former Alabama head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant is second-to-none in SEC circles. Bryant led the Crimson Tide to its most prosperous era, and his impact on the Crimson Tide program is still felt to this day. Add another point to his resume: Fortune-teller. On Jan. 30, 1980, the Associated Press ran a story with quote from Bryant stating that money would eventually lead to a playoff in college football (h/t bamahammer.
Recently the NFL corrected an omission by inducting Crimson Tide legend Derrick Thomas into the Pro Football Hall of fame. Another tide legend, however, continues to be ignored—Kenny Stabler. Stabler played for Paul “Bear” Bryant fr... Read Post
It was January 3, 2007. It was the day that Nicholas Lou Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa as Alabama's new head coach. And it was the day that a new generation of Tide football began. The late "Bear" Bryant coached Alabama from 1958-1982... Read Post
From 1958 to 1982 Bear Bryant was the only head coach at Alabama. Over the following 10 seasons, the Crimson Tide went through three coaches. One of those coaches led Alabama to 26 wins over three seasons and a share of the 1989 Sou... Read Post