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1991 Alabama Football: Gene Stallings Lays The Groundwork For Glory

1991 Alabama Football: Gene Stallings Lays The Groundwork For Glory

Alabama alum Gene Stallings returned to his school in 1990 as head coach, with a mandate to restore the glory days of Bear Bryant, whom Stallings had played for. The first season was iffy—even though

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1992 Alabama Football: The First National Championship Since The Bear

1992 Alabama Football: The First National Championship Since The Bear

The Alabama football program had been on relatively hard times since the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant retired after the 1982 season (he passed away months later). Ray Perkins and Bill Curry took their turns at

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1977 College Football Season: The Road To The Major Bowls

1977 College Football Season: The Road To The Major Bowls

The 1977 college football season defined by a dramatic January 2, when the four major bowl games were played. Two big blowouts created chaos and a controversial national champion. Oklahoma and Michigan spent the first half

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1980 College Football Season: The Road To The Major Bowls

1980 College Football Season: The Road To The Major Bowls

The biggest development in the 1980 college football season was the arrival of a freshman running back that would define the sport for the next three years. Herschel Walker made Georgia must-see television at the

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The Road To The 1981 Cotton Bowl: Alabama & Baylor

The Road To The 1981 Cotton Bowl: Alabama & Baylor

The 1981 Cotton Bowl brought together one traditional power for whom the bid was a disappointment, and one up-and-comer for whom just being there was reason to celebrate. Alabama, the two-time defending national champion, met

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