Someone once said, “Everybody hates Alabama until they need a coach.” While this statement prompts a giggle from the reader, it does seem to hold some truth. University of Alabama college football boasts a history of some of the most successful coaches in history. Two that come to mind first and foremost, are Paul “Bear” Bryant, and current Alabama coach, Nick Saban.
Paul “Bear” Bryant is probably the most widely known and celebrated coach to ever grace the campus of the University of Alabama. With 323 victories on his belt at the time of his retirement, his record speaks for itself. Bryant is such an icon with Alabama fans nationwide, that fans even follow his sense of style by wearing replicas of his famous houndstooth hat.