It’s rare for a former player to become his team’s coach coach. But that’s what Paul “Bear” Bryant did for the University of Alabama, with flying colors. The Crimson Tide is one of the most successful teams in the NCAA, with a winning percentage of .713, 15 national titles, 27 conference championships and one Heisman winner, enough to make any team green with envy at the Crimson Tide.
The Crimson Tide is based at Bryant-Denny Stadium, a massive stadium that can hold over 101,800 cheering fans, making it the fifth-largest football stadium in the US. The arena originally opened to the public in 1929, but has undergone several expansions, and only in recent years has it hosted most Alabama games. The Stadium is named after two men, George H. Denny, a former university president, and Paul “Bear” Bryant, the most legendary head coach in the school’s history.
Long before he was a coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Bryant was a player for the team, serving as a tight end from 1933-’35. After coaching several teams, he dropped his coaching position at Texas A&M to be head coach for his alma mater; a title which he held for 25 years. For almost a quarter century, he was dedicated to his team, and it showed, winning six national championships (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978 and 1979). Bryant retired in late 1982, dying only one month later, but earning for himself a tremendously positive legacy for both himself, his school and American football at large. Finding Alabama football parking can be difficult, so it is best to book University of Alabama football parking spots in advance with ParkWhiz.
ParkWhiz is easy; all you need to do is find the game that you want to see, book your Crimson Tide Football parking spot and print out your ParkWhiz parking pass before you bring it with you to Bryant-Denny Stadium. Once that’s done, you can relax and enjoy the game, rather than trying to find Alabama Crimson Tide football parking spaces on a humid day in Tuscaloosa.