Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Bear Ties One On


The help fill the gaps in the offseason we like to run classic coaching videos and here's another Bear Bryant beaut from 1967. The Bear addresses his team after a devastating 37-37 tie against Florida State in the Crimson Tide's opener at Birmingham. Alabama was coming off an 11-0 season in 1966 but didn't win the national championship.

That 1966 season was the focus of a Keith Dunnavant book, "The Missing Ring: How Bear Bryant and the 1966 Alabama Crimson Tide Were Denied College Football's Most Elusive Prize."

Past classic coaches videos: Bear Bryant, Woody Hayes, Hayden Fry, Lou Holtz, Bobby Ross, Dan Devine, Gary Barnett, Pat Dye, Terry Bowden, Jim Tressel, Eddie Robinson and Bear Bryant II.

1 comment:

We Are...Penn State email list said...

The Bear addresses his team after a devastating 37-37 tie against Florida State in the Crimson Tide's opener at Birmingham. Alabama was coming off an 11-0 season in 1966 but didn't win the national championship.

Interestingly, Florida State capped their season by tying another (future) legend with a 17-17 sister-kisser against Joe Paterno's Penn State squad in the Gator Bowl. PSU went undefeated the following two seasons, but, like 'Bama in 1966, did not win the national championship in either season.