So was he racist towards African-Americans?
What a stupid post. No.
As for the famous 1970 Southern Cal-Alabama game, i think Alabama had already signed Wilbur Jackson ,who was on campus as a freshman and John Mitchell was coming in the following year. Wendell Hudson was on the varsity that season as the first black basketball player.
Only 3 yrs earlier had the first blacks played varsity football and basketball in the SEC. Nat Northington at Kentucky in 1967 and Perry Wallace in Vanderbilt basketball in 1967-1968.
Bryant and Alabama were not unlike any other SEC ,ACC or southern independent at that time.Not that those decisions were 'right',they just had a lot of company.
I am always just stunned when other Southern sports fans toss around the 'racist/racism' cry directed towards and opposing coach or school.Unbelievable.
This post was edited on 3/8 at 5:23 pm