Former Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is a Crimson Tide legend, probably the only one held in higher regard than current coach Nick Saban. That said, as Alabama took the field at Bryant Denny Stadium for its spring game yesterday, it was certainly a surprise to see a pair of Bryant look-alikes manning the sidelines and taking in the action.
ESPN’s Alex Scarborough took a picture of the two men and posted it to Twitter.
— Alex Scarborough (@AlexS_ESPN) April 16, 2016
There is no doubt, ladies and gentlemen. These two are the epitome of Bryant, from the jacket and tie to the fedora. Given how Bryant went 232-46-9 (137-27-5 SEC) with six national championships in 25 years in Tuscaloosa, they certainly picked a fine individual to emulate for the spring game.
This is not the first time that a Bryant doppelganger has been seen, as one showed up at SEC media days last summer. Perhaps if these two rock the Bryant look throughout 2016, Alabama’s odds of winning another national title will increase!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter