Thank You, Rita: Both Alabama And Michigan Fans May Owe Her Thanks

Posted by Douglas Webb on July-25-2009 Add Comments

Though Mal Moore didn't know it at the time, he'd just dodged a bullet, not the kind of bullet that hurts people, but the kind that destroys football programs.

The football Head Coaching job at the University of Alabama had been open since the firing of former Coach Mike Shula in late November.  Moore had promised then that he would bring in a successful head coach with excellent credentials.

There was interest in "the old ball coach" from some on the search committee.  Feelers were put out and though Spurrier wasn't interested, he did use it to get more money out of Gamecocks officials.  That allowed Coach Moore to go after the man he wanted all along. 

Contact with Nick Saban was made through in...

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