One of the finest men in the history of college football was honored over the weekend. Actually, Gene Stallings is one of the finest men, period – but he also happens to be the former coach of both Texas A&M and Alabama.
So, before the game Saturday, Coach Stallings was honored on the field along with other Aggie greats – less than a week after having a heart attack. Yes, you heard that correctly: just last week, the 82-year-old Stallings had a heart attack.
No surprise that one of Bear Bryant’s original Junction Boys would get up and keep going – and for those who don’t remember, Stallings also served under Tom Landry as an assistant Cowboys coach for 14 years.