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Turnaround: Bear Bryant's 1st Year at Alabama
Turnaround Bear Bryant's 1st Year at Alabama Author:Tom Stoddard By 1958, the once legendary Bama football program had reached an all-time low - only four wins in three years. The proud tradition that included national titles and Rose Bowl victories was a source of state pride that had to be saved. Paul "Bear" Bryant became the football program's savior, and the University gave him free rein to work his mirac... more »les. Comprehensive interviews with players and coaches, detailed accounts of practice sessions, play-by play recordings of the games, and numerous photos take the reader back in time to that critical year in Alabama football history.« less
The best part of this book is the large amount of inside information from first hand sources. It puts you right in the action and leaves you wondering if you could have measured up. It also answered the question of why some former players held a grudge against the Bear, I had always wondered about that. I came away with a different view of Bear Bryant and a new appreciation for those who went through those first history making years.