Fans from both Alabama and Texas A&M are enjoying the connection between their two schools today outside Bryant-Denny Stadium.
It’s fun to see how many Texas A&M fans are getting their pictures taken with the Bear Bryant and Gene Stallings statues. They bypass the Nick Saban statue completely but make sure to stop for Bryant and Stallings — two men who coached at both schools.
I haven’t seen this many opposing fans on gameday do this. Well, that’s not counting some Mississippi State fans, and they choose to do it at night when nobody is around.
We’ve published this before, but just in case, here’s the list of former Alabama coaches who also served as Texas A&M’s head football coach: Bryant (1954-57 at A&M, 1958-82 at Alabama), Stallings (1965-71 at A&M, 1990-96 at Alabama), Dennis Franchione (2001-02 at Alabama, 2003-07 at Texas A&M) and D.V. “Tubby” Graves (1911-14 at Alabama, 1918 at Texas A&M).