In the South College Football is like religion and to the fine folks of Louisiana, the University of Alabama has been public enemy number one.

On this date in sports history, iconic Head Football Coach at Alabama, Bear Bryant notched his then record setting NCAA win total at 315 passing Amos Alonzo Stagg.

Bryant did so by overcoming Auburn in the Iron Bowl, 28-17.

Bryant needed only 38 years to amass that win total where it took Stagg 57 years to accumulate 314 victories.

Along the way Bear Bryant coached at Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas A&M before he became the head man of the Crimson Tide in 1958. It took him only four years to turn that team into a National powerhouse, when they won the National Title in 1961.

That was the first of many for Bear as he would go onto win six National Championships all together and 13 SEC Championships.

Bear Bryant no longer holds the all-time NCAA College Football wins record, he's currently third at 323. He sits behind only Bobby Bowden (357) and Joe Paterno (409).

 

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