What an awesome Sunday! Kentucky rolled the Puerto Rico reserve team today and basketball is back, if only for a week. Unfortunately, with all the basketball talk some stories can get a little lost like this piece Mark Story did on the last days of Bear Bryant in Lexington. We’ve all heard the debunked story of the Cadillac and watch about Rupp and Bryant but what is the true story? Story went direct to a man that was at Bryant’s side to find out.
“When he left here, when he was going to Texas A&M, he called me,” Sadler said. “I drove him to Louisville to catch the plane. He said, ‘(Kentucky fans) may not like me now, but look at the record book. I had some good seasons here.'”
On that trip to Louisville, Sadler says Bryant gave him one main reason for leaving.
“He said, ‘The university had made some promises to me and they didn’t fulfill them, so I have accepted another job,'”
Those Kentucky fans who didn’t like Bryant at the time may have dug Kentucky football into a hole that has taken 60 years to get out of. Story’s story is an informative and interesting look at a time when two legends of college athletics shared time in Lexington. Just imagine what could have been had Bear Bryant stayed.