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Encyclopedia > Bear Bryant
Bear Bryant
Memorial at Legion Field
Title Head Coach
Sport Football
Born September 11, 1913
Place of birth Flag of Arkansas Moro Bottom, Arkansas
Died January 26, 1983 (aged 69)
Career highlights
Overall 323–85–17
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Championships
1961/1964/1965/1973/1978/1979 National Championship
1964–65/1971–75/1977–79 Southeastern Conference Championship
1961/1966/1981 Southeastern Conference Co–Championship
Playing career
1932–1936 Alabama
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1945
1946–1953
1954–1957
1958–1982
Maryland
Kentucky
Texas A&M
Alabama
College Football Hall of Fame, 1986 (Bio)

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Biography

Paul Bryant was the 11th of 12 children born to William Monroe and Ida Kilgore Bryant, a farming family, in Moro Bottom, Arkansas, USA.


His nickname stemmed from his having agreed to wrestle a captive bear during a theater promotion when he was 13 years old. [1]


He attended Fordyce High School in Fordyce, Arkansas, where 6-foot-1 Bryant began playing on the school's football team as an 8th grader. During his senior season, the team, with Bryant playing offensive end and defensive line, won the 1930 Arkansas state football championship. Fordyce is a city located in Dallas County, Arkansas. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ...


Bryant accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Alabama in 1931. Having left high school before completing his diploma, Bryant had to enroll in a Tuscaloosa high school to finish during the fall semester while he practiced with the college team. Bryant played end for the Crimson Tide and was a participant on the school's 1934 national championship team. Socially, Bryant pledged Sigma Nu and, as a senior, married Mary Harmon, and the two had a daughter nine months later.[1] The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ...


Coaching career

Assistant and North Carolina Pre-Flight

After graduating in 1936, Bryant took a coaching job at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, but left that position when offered an assistant coaching position at The University of Alabama. Over the next four years, the team compiled a 29-5-3 record. In 1940 he left to become an assistant at Vanderbilt University under Henry Russell Sanders. Following the 1941 season, Bryant was offered the head coaching job at the University of Arkansas; however, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Bryant joined the United States Navy. He served in North Africa, seeing no action, before being granted an honorable discharge to train recruits and coach the football team at North Carolina Pre-Flight. One of the people he coached in the Navy was Otto Graham. While in the Navy, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Union University is a four year institution located in Jackson, Tennessee. ... Jackson is a city in Madison County, Tennessee, United States. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Henry Russell (Red) Sanders (1905-1958) was the college football head coach at UCLA and Vanderbilt. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... USN redirects here. ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ...


University of Maryland

In 1945 Bryant accepted the job as head coach at the University of Maryland. In his only season with the Terrapins, Bryant led the team to a 6-2-1 record. However, there was a struggle for control of the football program with former Terrapin coach and then University President, Harry C. Byrd. In the most widely publicized example of the power struggle between the two, Bryant suspended a player for violating team rules only to discover that Byrd had the player reinstated while Bryant was away on vacation. Bryant left Maryland to take over the head coaching position at the University of Kentucky.


University of Kentucky

Bryant coached at the University of Kentucky for eight seasons. Under Bryant, Kentucky made its first bowl appearance (1947) and won its first (and only) Southeastern Conference title (1950). The 1950 Kentucky team concluded its season with a victory over Bud Wilkinson's #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl, for which many agree that Kentucky deserved a share of the National Championship. The living players were honored for their National Championship during halftime of a game during the 2005 season. Bryant also led Kentucky to appearances in the Great Lakes Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Cotton Bowl. Kentucky's final AP poll rankings under Bryant included #11 in 1949, #7 in 1950 (before defeating #1 Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl), #15 in 1951, #20 in 1952 and #16 in 1953. The 1950 season was Kentucky's highest rank until it finished #6 in the final 1977 AP poll. The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Burnham Bud Wilkinson (April 23, 1916–February 9, 1994) was an American football player, coach, and broadcaster. ... The University of Oklahoma features 17 varsity sports teams. ... This article is about the American football game. ... Great Lakes Bowl was played only once, on December 6, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... For the Cotton Bowl stadium, see Cotton Bowl (stadium). ...


Texas A&M University

In 1954 Bryant accepted the head coaching job at Texas A&M University. He also served as athletic director while at A&M.[1] Texas A&M University redirects here. ... blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ...


The Aggies suffered through a grueling 1-9 initial season which began with the infamous training camp in Junction, Texas. The “survivors” were given the name “Junction Boys”. But only two years later, possibly a result of the Junction experience, Bryant led the team to the Southwest Conference championship with a 34-21 victory over the University of Texas at Austin. The following year, 1957, Bryant's star back John David Crow won the Heisman Trophy (the only Bryant player to ever earn that award), and the Aggies were in title contention until they lost to the #20 Rice Owls in Houston, amid rumors that Alabama would be going after Bryant. Junction is a city located in Kimble County, Texas. ... The Junction Boys is the name given to the “survivors” of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s 10 day summer football camp in Junction, Texas beginning September 1, 1954. ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... John David Crow (b. ... “Heisman” redirects here. ...


At the close of the 1957 season, having compiled an overall 25-14-2 record at Texas A&M, Bryant returned to Tuscaloosa to take the head coaching position, as well as the athletic director job at Alabama.[1]


University of Alabama

Statue of Bryant outside of Bryant-Denny Stadium

Bryant took over the Alabama football team in 1958. When asked why he came to Alabama, he replied "Momma called. And when Momma calls, you listen." After winning a combined four games the previous three years, the Tide went 5-4-1 in Bryant's first season. The next year, in 1959, Alabama beat Auburn and appeared in a bowl game, the first time either had happened in the previous six years. In 1961, Alabama went 11-0 and defeated Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl to claim the national championship. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 307 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photograph of the Paul Bear Bryant statue located on the Walk of Champions. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 307 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photograph of the Paul Bear Bryant statue located on the Walk of Champions. ... Bryant-Denny Stadium, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the home stadium for the University of Alabama football team. ...


The next three years (1962-1964) featured Joe Namath at quarterback and were among Bryant's finest. The 1962 season ended with a victory in the Orange Bowl over Bud Wilkinson's University of Oklahoma Sooners. The following year ended with a victory in the 1963 Sugar Bowl. In 1964, the Tide won another national championship but lost to the University of Texas in the Orange Bowl in the first nationally televised college game in color. The Crimson Tide would repeat as champions in 1965 after defeating Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. Coming off of back-to-back national championship seasons, Bryant's Alabama team went undefeated in 1966 and defeated a strong Nebraska team 34-7 in the Sugar Bowl. However, Alabama finished third in the nation behind Michigan State and Notre Dame. Charles Burnham Bud Wilkinson (April 23, 1916–February 9, 1994) was an American football player, coach, and broadcaster. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin (full official name), often UT or Texas for short, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System, the largest public university system in Texas, established in 1883. ...


The 1967 team was billed as another national championship contender with star quarterback Kenny Stabler returning, but the team stumbled out of the gate and tied Florida State 37-37 at Legion Field. The season never took off from there, with the Bryant-led Alabama team finishing 8-2-1, losing in the Cotton Bowl to Texas A&M, coached by former Bryant player and assistant coach Gene Stallings. In 1968, Bryant again could not match his previous successes, as the team went 8-3, losing to Missouri 35-10 in the Gator Bowl. The 1969 and 1970 teams finished 6-5 and 6-5-1 respectively. Kenny The Snake Stabler is a former American football quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders under coach John Madden (1970-1984). ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... For the Cotton Bowl stadium, see Cotton Bowl (stadium). ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... Gene Stallings (born March 2, 1935) is a former college and professional football coach // Gene Stallings of Powderly, Texas, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1957. ...


In 1971, Bryant installed the wishbone offense. That change helped make the remainder of the decade a successful one for the Crimson Tide. That season Alabama went undefeated and earned a #2 ranking, but lost to #1 Nebraska, 38-6 in the Orange Bowl. The team would go on to win national championships in 1973 (which led the UPI to stop giving National Championships until after all the games for the season had been played--including bowl games), 1978 and 1979. A variant of the wishbone formation with two running backs (RB), two wide receivers (WR), a quarterback (QB), a fullback (FB), and five down linemen (OL). ...


Bryant coached at Alabama for 25 years, winning six national titles (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, and 1979) and thirteen SEC championships. Bryant's win over in-state rival Auburn University, coached by former Bryant assistant Pat Dye in November 1981 was Bryant's 315th as a head coach, which was the most of any head coach at that time. Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... Patrick Fain Dye (born November 6, 1939, in Blythe, Georgia) was an American college football coach most notable for his tenure as the head coach at Auburn University from 1981 until 1992. ...


Retirement

Bryant announced his retirement as head football coach at Alabama effective with the end of the 1982 season. His last game was a 21-15 victory in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee over the University of Illinois. When asked in a post-game interview what he intended to do while retired, Bryant sarcastically replied that he would "probably croak in a week." See also: 1981 in sports, other events of 1982, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Keke... For the stadium, see Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Bryant died on January 26, 1983 at age 69 after checking into Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa with chest pains. His death came 28 days after his last game as a coach. He is interred at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama. is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the British city. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Honors and awards

  • Ten-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year
  • Four-time National Coach of the Year. The national coach of the year award was subsequently named the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award in his honor.
  • In February 1983 President Ronald Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Bryant was honored with a U.S. postage stamp in 1996.
  • Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium was named for him in 1975 as well as a high school and a major street that runs through the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa
  • Country singer Roger Hallmark recorded a tribute song in his honor.[2]

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Legacy

Many of Bryant's former players and assistant coaches went on to become head coaches at the collegiate level and in the National Football League. NFL redirects here. ...


Players

Alabama

1981 National Championship
1981 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year
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Texas A&M

1992 National Championship
1992 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year
1992 Walter Camp Coach of the Year
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Kentucky

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1983 National Championship
1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year
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Assistant Coaches

Alabama

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Texas A&M

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Kentucky

1958 (AP)(UPI) National Championship
1958 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year
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also served as assistant coach under Bryant at Alabama
also served as assistant coach under Bryant at Alabama and Texas A&M
# previously served as assistant coach under Bryant at Kentucky


Head coaching record

In his career, Bryant participated in a total of 31 post-season bowl games including 24 consecutively at Alabama. Bryant won 15 bowl games (including eight Sugar Bowls) This article is about the American football game. ...

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Rank#
Maryland Terrapins (Southern Conference) (1945 — 1945)
1945 Maryland 6-2-1 3-2 5
Maryland: 6-2-1
Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (1946 — 1953)
1946 Kentucky 7-3 2-3 8
1947 Kentucky 8-3 2-3 9
1948 Kentucky 5-3-2 1-3-1 9
1949 Kentucky 9-3 4-1 2
1950 Kentucky 11-1 5-1 1 7
1951 Kentucky 8-4 3-3 5 17
1952 Kentucky 5-4-2 1-3-2 9 19
1953 Kentucky 7-2-1 15
Kentucky: 60-23-6
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Athletic Conference) (1954 — 1957)
1954 Texas A&M 1-9 0-6 7
1955 Texas A&M 7-2-1 4-1-1 2 14
1956 Texas A&M 9-0-1 6-0 1 5
1957 Texas A&M 8-3 4-2 3 10
Texas A&M: 25-14-2
Alabama Crimson Tide (Southeastern Conference) (1958 — 1982)
1958 Alabama 5-4-1 3-4-1 6
1959 Alabama 7-2-2 4-1-2 4 13
1960 Alabama 8-1-2 5-1-1 3 10
1961 Alabama 11-0 7-0 1 1
1962 Alabama 10-1 6-1 2 5
1963 Alabama 9-2 6-1 1 9
1964 Alabama 10-1 8-0 1 1 (*)
1965 Alabama 9-1-1 6-1-1 1 4
1966 Alabama 11-0 6-0 1 3
1967 Alabama 8-2-1 5-1 2 7
1968 Alabama 8-3 4-2 3 12
1969 Alabama 6-5 5-2 3 - T
1970 Alabama 6-5-1 6-2 3
1971 Alabama 11-1 7-0 1 2
1972 Alabama 10-2 7-1 1 4
1973 Alabama 11-1 8-0 1 1 (*)
1974 Alabama 11-1 6-0 1 2
1975 Alabama 11-1 6-0 1 3
1976 Alabama 9-3 5-2 2 9
1977 Alabama 11-1 7-0 1 2
1978 Alabama 11-1 6-0 1 2
1979 Alabama 12-0 6-0 1 1
1980 Alabama 10-2 6-1 2 6
1981 Alabama 9-2-1 7-0 1 6
1982 Alabama 8-4 4-2 3 - T 17
Alabama: 232-46-9
Total: 323-85-17
      National Championship         Conference Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll of the season.

(*) Prior to the 1974, the final coaches poll was released before the bowl games, so a team that lost its bowl game could still claim the national championship. This was changed as a result of Alabama claiming the 1973 coaches' poll national championship despite losing to Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. Head Coach Ralph Friedgen 6th Year, 50-24 Home Stadium Byrd Stadium Capacity 51,055 - Grass Conference ACC - Atlantic First Year 1892 Athletic Director Deborah A. Yow Website UMTerps. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... The Kentucky cheerleaders at Rupp Arena during a basketball game The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Head Coach Dennis Franchione 4th Year, 25-23 Home Stadium Kyle Field Capacity 82,600 - Natural Grass Conference Big 12 - South First Year 1894 Website AggieAthletics. ... A 1970s logo from the old Southwest Athletic Conference. ... Head coach Nick Saban 1st year, 4–2 (2-1 in the Southeastern Conference) Home stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium Capacity 92,138 - Grass Conference SEC - West First year 1892 Website RollTide. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ...


See also

Preceded by
Clarence Spears
University of Maryland Head Football Coach
19451945
Succeeded by
Clark Shaughnessy
Preceded by
Bernie Shively
University of Kentucky Head Football Coach
19461953
Succeeded by
Blanton Collier
Preceded by
Raymond George
Texas A&M Head Football Coach
19541957
Succeeded by
Jim Myers
Preceded by
J. B. Whitworth
University of Alabama Head Football Coach
19581982
Succeeded by
Ray Perkins

AFCA logo Presidents of the American Football Coaches Association are: 1921 - Charles D. Daly - United States Military Academy 1922 - Charles D. Daly - United States Military Academy 1923 - John W. Heisman - University of Pennsylvania 1924 - John W. Heisman - Rice Institute 1925 - Robert Zuppke - University of Illinois 1926 - Gilmour Dobie - Cornell University... Dr. Clarence Spears was the coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 1925-1929. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Clark Daniel Shaughnessy (born March 6, 1892, died May 15, 1970) was an American Football coach. ... Bernie A. Shively (Born May 26, 1902 in Paris, Illinois - Died December 12, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky) was the athletic director at the University of Kentucky from 1938 until his death. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blanton Long Collier (born July 2, 1906, Millersburg, Kentucky; died March 22, 1983, Houston, Texas) was an American football coach who led the University of Kentucky (1954-1961) and Cleveland Browns (1963-1970). ... Raymond George was an American football coach. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... James A. “Jim” Myers (born c. ... Jennings B. Whitworth was a college football coach at University of Alabama, and Oklahoma State University. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Ray Perkins (born Starkville, Mississippi circa 1943 ) was an American football player and coach. ...

References

  • Coach Bryant Timeline at the Paul W. Bryant Museum.
  • Paul "Bear" Bryant at the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Summary of Bryant's record from RollTide.com
  • Bear Bryant quotes from Wikiquote

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
  • Paul W. Bryant Museum
  • The University of Alabama Athletics Homepage
  • Paul "Bear" Bryant College Football Coaching Awards

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bear Bryant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3883 words)
In 1927, he successfully wrestled a muzzled bear for a theater promotion, after which he was given the nickname "Bear." The nickname remained with Bryant for the rest of his life, nevertheless he was not fond of the nickname and acquaintances would never refer to him as such in his presence.
Bryant was then said to have gone to Alabama governor Albert Brewer personally as the university's athletic director to request a change in policy with regard to the granting of athletic scholarships to fls.
Bryant is buried in Birmingham in Elmwood Cemetery; a crimson line is painted on the road from the entrance of the cemetery that leads directly to his gravesite.
The Story of Bear Bryant (3508 words)
Bryant was enamored of the University of Alabama.
Bryant said that he'd be back after the bowl game and that when he got back, they were going to work - and those who were winners would be around to see the rewards, and those who weren't, wouldn't.
Bryant saw good fl Alabama players were moving out of state, then coming back and beating his teams (witness USC the prior year.) Bryant knew this was an unfair disadvantage and the trend had to change if he was to continue winning.
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