Celebrities, athletes and world leaders across the globe are idolized by millions, but in the state of Alabama, one would be hard pressed to find anyone more looked up to than Paul William “Bear” Bryant.
Bryant coached football at the University of Alabama from 1958-1982. He died on Jan. 26, 1983, just a month after announcing his retirement. His all-time record as a coach was 323–85–17 with six national championships, a feat just recently passed by current Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
But before Saban came onto the college football scene, Bryant was and still is by many considered as the greatest coach in the profession.
Today marks the 38th anniversary of his passing.
~ WEIS Radio Sports Director, Shannon Fagan
Excellent AL.COM article on the great Paul “Bear” Bryant, filled with photos.