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    A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    Didn't realize Coach Moore had worked at ND. This was a good read for a downtime week.

    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...a_athleti.html

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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    NIce read. I think Mal interviewed for OC at both Oklahoma and Notre Dame back at that time during the Perkins transition if I'm not mistaken, with ND and Gerry Faust eventually making him an offer.
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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    I am so glad Coach Moore did this interview and it was published. I have heard Mal speak about his experiences at Notre Dame many times.....and have even posted a few of those comments on these boards for the Notre Dame haters to read. ND had & has a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Bryant & Alabama and has never hesitated to demonstrate it. ND can't help the fact that they have a national appeal and often get preferential treatment by the press. That isn't their doing. The truth is we get the same treatment in many cases here at Bama. I think the most pathetic thing about the barners is that they show their petty jealousy and envy for their cross state rivals because clearly we are their superiors. We shouldn't be doing the same thing towards ND because the Alabama tradition is second to no one. Fans shouldn't act that way by attacking anyone else's tradition. We should be above that. Just my two cents.

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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    I often wondered why Perkins, who was a player at Alabama when CMM was on CPB's staff, did not retain Moore. I can only surmise Perkins wanted his staff in entirety and didn't want any holdover to the Bryant era, also a complete change in the team's offensive philosophy from wishbone to pro set my have been a factor.
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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    I often wondered why Perkins, who was a player at Alabama when CMM was on CPB's staff, did not retain Moore. I can only surmise Perkins wanted his staff in entirety and didn't want any holdover to the Bryant era, also a complete change in the team's offensive philosophy from wishbone to pro set my have been a factor.
    That's always been a sore spot with me, Gray--Not that Perkins got rid of all of them, but the WAY he did it, by basically unceremoniously giving them all their walking papers right as he walked in the door. From what I understand, he didn't even consider or interview any of them for positions on his staff and Coach Bryant himself spent many of his last days working the phones trying to help them find other jobs. Then Perk took down Coach Bryant's tower--yet another thing which didn't exactly 'endear' him to most of us Bama fans.

    The little nugget about him considering getting out of coaching altogether at the time was very interesting.
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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    Thanks for sharing...I enjoyed that article. I have such a huge appreciation for Coach Moore.....we're gonna miss him when he decides to hang it up.
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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    Quote Originally Posted by centerstar View Post
    Didn't realize Coach Moore had worked at ND. This was a good read for a downtime week.

    http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/in...a_athleti.html
    That was a very good read. I knew he had coached at Notre Dame but wasn't sure what head coach was at ND at that time.

    Coach Bryant sure showed a lot of Alabama CLASS even in defeat.
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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    Quote Originally Posted by ccc2259 View Post
    Thanks for sharing...I enjoyed that article. I have such a huge appreciation for Coach Moore.....we're gonna miss him when he decides to hang it up.
    Coach Moore sure has caught a lot of flack through the years but he has gained much wisdom and applied it over the years and has made a major contribution to the Crimson Tide. Being at Bama and ND have contributed to that wisdom. He is a true asset to the University of Alabama. What Alabama has accomplished over the past few years is not possible without his leadership.

    I know there can't be very many years left for him to stay in that role as Athletic Director and hope that we find someone who is as loyal to the Alabama Crimson Tide as Coach Moore has been. Coach Moore has MORE NC rings than any human alive or deceased.

    Thanks Coach Moore!
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    Re: A good read about Mal Moore's relationship to ND

    Quote Originally Posted by Capstone46 View Post
    I am so glad Coach Moore did this interview and it was published. I have heard Mal speak about his experiences at Notre Dame many times.....and have even posted a few of those comments on these boards for the Notre Dame haters to read. ND had & has a tremendous amount of respect for Coach Bryant & Alabama and has never hesitated to demonstrate it. ND can't help the fact that they have a national appeal and often get preferential treatment by the press. That isn't their doing. The truth is we get the same treatment in many cases here at Bama. I think the most pathetic thing about the barners is that they show their petty jealousy and envy for their cross state rivals because clearly we are their superiors. We shouldn't be doing the same thing towards ND because the Alabama tradition is second to no one. Fans shouldn't act that way by attacking anyone else's tradition. We should be above that. Just my two cents.
    I guess my dislike is only because of 1966! Now in all those defeats to ND, they just beat Bama! That pass from Clements from the end zone is very vivid in my memory. All Bama needed to do was stop them on third down, make them punt and take the football to the house on the punt return or at the least to be in field goal range to defeat the Irish. There were some close victories, but a win is a win. I'm sure Ara showed class just like Coach Bryant, but 1966 bothers me. But that's not ND's fault. That was the fault of sports writers around the country. To quote some famous philosopher, "A tie is like kissing your sister".
    "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" Patrick Henry

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