When most people talk about legendary college football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, they’re usually referring to his dominant stretch as the head coach at Alabama. But as many Texas A&M and Kentucky fans will tell you, he was much more than just the Crimson Tide head coach.
In fact, Aggies fans have the distinction of saying Bryant was theirs before Alabama fans even thought about calling him their own. And that’s just what one Texas A&M supporter was willing to do on Saturday.
In a bold move, this gentleman decided to wear a 60-year-old houndstooth hat to cap off his Texas A&M attire while visiting Bryant-Denny Stadium for the showdown between Alabama and Texas A&M on Saturday.
It’s sure to draw criticism from Crimson Tide fans, but as the fan points out, the Bear was an Aggie first. SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker caught up with the Aggies fan, who explained his wardrobe decision in a pretty convincing fashion:
Bryant coached at Texas A&M from 1954-57, logging a 25-14-2 record. He led the Aggies to a 9-0-1 record in 1956. As many Crimson Tide fans know, Bryant won six national championships and 13 SEC championships during the 25-year stint at Alabama that followed his time at Texas A&M.