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That time Bear Bryant kinda maybe almost asked a just-fired Doug Barfield to come help him at Bama

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Bryant never said exactly what it was he had in mind, which is one reason Doug Barfield thinks it might have just been an attempt at some sort of houndstooth head game—not with him, but with Auburn. Sure, they’d just fired him and turned his name into a byword, but having their former coach immediately join the dark side surely would have have ticked off the stepchildren across the state.

Or maybe he really thought he had some talent.