Coach Bryant, Joe Namath, and Bob Hope, 1979

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Title

Coach Bryant, Joe Namath, and Bob Hope, 1979

Subject

University of Alabama
Bryant, Paul W., 1913-1983
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
Namath, Joe Willie, 1943-
Football coaches

Description

Comedian Bob Hope, a good friend of Coach Bear Bryant, taped a television special at Memorial Coliseum. Accompanying them is former Alabama quarterback Joe Namath.

Bryant was born in rural Arkansas in 1913 and helped work the family farm. He played on an Arkansas high school championship team and earned a scholarship to join the Crimson Tide. After positions at Maryland, Kentucky and Texas A&M he became the head coach at Alabama were he stayed for 25 seasons. Bryant retired in 1982 with a career record of 323-85-17.

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Creator

University of Alabama

Source

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Date

October 25, 1979

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Photograph

Identifier

778

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 inches by 6 inches

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