Artist: Kaitlynn Taylor
School: Lincoln Elementary, Lincoln
"Coach Bear Bryant begins coaching at University of Alabama"
1983 January 26: Alabamians are shocked and saddened when retired University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant dies suddenly from a heart attack. Bryant began coaching at Alabama in 1958 and went on to win six national championships with the team. In 1981 he became football's "winningest" coach with 315 victories.
Created: October 11, 2007
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