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Glen Coffee lost fumbles to Kentucky

A generation or two of Alabama football fans grew up knowing certain principles of football. Each Sunday afternoon for an hour those fans were schooled in the game by former Crimson Tide Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant on his television show. "He's got the ball under the wrong arm," the coach would drawl as a Tide player ran.

Alabama football players gathered each Sunday afternoon to watch the show. They were not always entertained. If Bryant said, "We'll get that fixed," the players knew the repair would come in practice beginning Monday, and the guilty party would be the one getting "fixed." There's a myth that a Bama player who fumbled would have to keep a football with him at all times, including going to class...

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