In this photo released by the University of Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, right, sends an injured Joe Namath into the game for starter Steve Sloan in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, 1965. Namath, with an injured right knee, rallied Alabama from a 14-0 deficit to Texas and was named the game’s MVP. But the Tide’s rally fell short when the Longhorns made a goal line stand in the fourth quarter. Texas would win the game 21-17.
In this photo released by the University of Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, right, sends an injured Joe Namath into the game for starter Steve Sloan in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, 1965. Namath, with an injured right knee, rallied Alabama from a 14-0 deficit to Texas and was named the game’s MVP. But the Tide’s rally fell short when the Longhorns made a goal line stand in the fourth quarter. Texas would win the game 21-17. Handout University of Alabama, Paul W. Bryant Museum
In this photo released by the University of Alabama, Crimson Tide coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, right, sends an injured Joe Namath into the game for starter Steve Sloan in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, 1965. Namath, with an injured right knee, rallied Alabama from a 14-0 deficit to Texas and was named the game’s MVP. But the Tide’s rally fell short when the Longhorns made a goal line stand in the fourth quarter. Texas would win the game 21-17. Handout University of Alabama, Paul W. Bryant Museum

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Remembering a Bear called Bryant

December 25, 2016 3:39 PM

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