Football's Supercoach

Changing with the times, 'Bama 's Bear Bryant dominates the college game

He is a man of dimension, there can be no disputing that, and over the years his friends and foes have praised or damned him in outsize terms. To the rabid, almost reverential followers of his University of Alabama football teams, Paul William ("Bear") Bryant is a nearly mythic figure, a man who embodies the traditional American values: dedication, hard work, honesty and, above all, success. To the frustrated fans of the legions of teams he has defeated, he is a relentlessly...

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