Sports Illustrated: Over the last three decades, Bear Bryant’s secrets to success during a six-championship run at Alabama have gone quite public.
For one, he switched to the Wishbone about halfway through his tenure. Secondly, he put his players through a grinding practice regimen that crafted them into football-playing machines (heard of the Junction Boys?).
While the NCAA moving toward granting fall athletes an extra year of eligibility is a giant positive, there are negative ramifications—notably financial burdens and inflated rosters.
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