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Remembering Mal Moore 5 Years After His Passing (Cecil Hurt)

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  • Remembering Mal Moore 5 Years After His Passing (Cecil Hurt)

    Hard to believe it has been five years. Pretty good read from Cecil:

    Five years ago on Friday — on March 30, 2013 — Mal Moore passed away.

    The passage of time, even if you hardly notice it as it goes racing by, is so fast when you pause long enough to notice it. Could it be five years? How could someone still be so vivid in memory after that much time? But that was the case with Moore, a singular personality in a humble way, a personification of the phrase “a true gentleman.”

    Moore’s legacy at the University of Alabama, including his tenure of nearly 13 years as its athletic director, a time span which saw the UA athletic department gather itself after disarray and grow into the economic giant that it is today, is strong. Moore’s great gift wasn’t simple fundraising. It was an ability to unify a fan base and guide them gently, so much so that it hardly seemed like the friendly prodding that it was, to share his abiding love of Alabama. That meant Alabama football, certainly, but was broader than that, encompassing the entire school.

    Moore was a football coach at heart, one that knew good football coaching when he saw it, partly as a result of the lessons he learned from his coach and mentor, Paul “Bear” Bryant and partly from his own intuition.

    His crowning achievement, for many people, was the hiring of Nick Saban, an obvious triumph made possible in no small part by the fact Moore had navigated UA through NCAA probation and rebuilt its facilities to such an extent that it was one of America’s most desirable coaching destinations.
    More...https://www.tidesports.com/cecil-hur...es-at-alabama/

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    Nobody can express these thoughts as well as Cecil. That 2nd paragraph says it all. We need to remember how divided the alumni & fan base were when Mal became AD. Hiring decisions can have far reaching consequences, and Mal's determined pursuit of CNS is still paying dividends today. R.I.P. Mal.

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      Originally posted by McBaman View Post
      Nobody can express these thoughts as well as Cecil. That 2nd paragraph says it all. We need to remember how divided the alumni & fan base were when Mal became AD. Hiring decisions can have far reaching consequences, and Mal's determined pursuit of CNS is still paying dividends today. R.I.P. Mal.
      And that has become his legacy.

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