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Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:17 pm
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He's doing it again, Little Bear Bryant, the son of The Man. He's standing in the way of, if not outright blocking, the progress of the football program at UAB.

Five years ago I wrote this when Little Bear did that, helping the Alabama System Board of Trustees block UAB from hiring its first choice, and then its second choice, for football coach.

Now, Bryant and his BOT -- Little Bear serves as president pro tempore, a Latin term for "over my dead body" -- have stopped UAB from building an on-campus football stadium. Actually, the Little Bear-run BOT (LBRBOT) has done something more galling than that.

The LBRBOT has stopped UAB from even discussing the concept.

When you're stopping a school from even talking about improving its football program, in a day and age when Division I football generates millions upon millions of dollars, you've done something very strange. And people in Alabama can't make sense of the decision by the LBRBOT.

Well, I can.

I invite you, again, to read my story from 2006. Change a few nouns -- "coach" becomes "stadium" -- and you've pretty much got it.

It's like that Tebow thread that went nuts this week:

LBRBOT > UAB








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Comments

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

Bear Jr. needs to end his dirty, back door deals and give the UAB program a chance to be successful. He has violated the Alabama Open Meetings law and this needs to be investigated. I don't understand why he is so hell bent on keep us down. We just want a program that has a chance to be successful in our own conference.

Thank you, for getting the story out there Mr. Doyel.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

The actions of Paul Bryant Jr. are nothing short of illegal. 

UAB deserves to play in an appropriately-sized stadium in the neighborhood of 30,000.  UAB has played at Legion Field for years now.  Attendance is often in the 20,000-30,000 range.  

UAB's fan base has been galvanized by this event.  I appreciate Gregg Doyel and others that are doing their part to bring this story to the nation.  The nation needs to be aware of the corruption that is the UA Board of Trustees.  Those who are against corruption should join UAB in this fight. 



Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

This is a travesty gainst UAB. How can anyone expect them succeed under this kind of oppression?
Pass this story to everyone you know.

#FREEUAB

GO BLAZERS!!!! 



Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 11:28 am
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

It's ridiculous the hoops UAB has to jump through just to even have a program.  The commitment from the fans are there, they show up despite having to deal with a loser of a head coach who was forced on them by LBRBOT.  What's outright wrong about this situation is how LBRBOT refers to Ala-Tuscaloosa as "we" and UAB as "them."

He's a trustee for the whole system but clearly has only one campus on his mind.  Not to mention how the LBRBOT all but admitted violating the state Open Meetings Act.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/

2011/11/paul_bryant_jr_says_uabs_pr

opo.html



Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

Wow, it amazes me how a school like Alabama could be afraid of UAB.



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

GREAT ARTICLE.....It is sad when a program like Alabama thinks they have to hold down a school like UAB. Their are alot of Alabama fans who support UAB. To those i say thank you. Behr jr is scum. He is a low life rabid cub living off his dead fathers name. I hope he goes down hard! #FREEUAB



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

You forgot to sign your post: Scared,weak minded Alabama fan who loves it when we can hose whom or what ever



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

Thank you for the support Mr. Doyel.  UAB Football had success 5 years ago, but the coach then had been underperforming.  I wonder where UAB would be in the conference realignment talk had we gotten our prefered choice in a football coach?  Any chance this topic gets coverage this weekend by CBS?



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Little Bear Bryant, up to his old tricks

UAB football has been losing money ever since it began and attendance has declined every year. 


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