Gene Stallings reportedly has been rehospitalized.
On Monday, WBRC’s Rick Karle posted an interview with an update on the former Alabama coach, who suffered a mild stroke last Thursday. As reported by Karle, Stallings was taken Monday to an emergency room near the former coach’s home in Paris, Texas, after a spike in blood pressure. Karle reports that Stallings is “resting comfortably” and that Stallings will be kept in the hospital overnight. The former coach underwent a series of tests Monday.
Karle posted a short clip of his conversation with Stallings after the coach’s visit to the hospital. In it, Stallings reveals that the peripheral vision in his right eye isn’t likely to return.
Stallings, a two-time SEC Coach of the Year (1992 and 1994) during his seven-year stint with the Tide, compiled a 70-16-1 record as Alabama’s leader. He also had a standout playing career at Texas A&M from 1954-56. To start his coaching career, he was a defensive assistant at Alabama under coach Bear Bryant in 1958.
In 2010, Stallings was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.