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As being mean and intense? Hardly bro, I saw a super great player, not a mean or intense one. He's the poster boy for "controlled chaos".
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
Guys, "mean and intense" doesn't equate to intimidating. Its a fun topic.
Thanks for the link. Dude put an inordinate amount of effort into proving that Graning used to be a whiny young bitch and grew into a bitter old bitch. Still, I think we can all agree that I was right. No one was meaner than Darwin Holt.
Mike Hall & Pete Jilleba back in the 60's were two guys you did not mess with. ROLL TIDE ROLL!
I'm with you TID1945. Darwin Holt would have to be the man.Some of the younger guys won't remember him but he played LB at 170lbs.It is true be broke Granning from GT up pretty bad in the 1961 game..
Lee Roy played center on offense, not guard.
Didn't Justin Britt get a personal foul every other game?
This post was edited by BGZATUA 2 years ago
Gellerstedt was tough. Ended up going to Tampa I believe.
With that said, lots of the guys mentioned meet the "tough" part of the question. However, I have been watching bama football since the late 1950's, and Darwin Holt is clearly, without any question, the meanest player bama ever had. He was not that big, but was as physical as they come.
Heard Rolando was one bad motha...
I do think Gellerstedt in my time as a Bama fan, but I may have to concede to Darwin Holt from a slightly earlier era as meanest of all.
Cecil Dowdy, hands down. Holt and Jordan in a close second.
Pat Trammell. My dad went to school with him. Wow at some stories dad has told. His freshman year bama had signed like five QB's in his class. First day, in locker room Pat took a pocket knife out stuck it in the bench and told the others not to be getting any ideas because he was the QB. Guy wouldn't back down from anyone including Coach Bryant.
McClain was good for a personal foul penalty about every 2 or 3 games. I'd say he qualifies as "mean." You never WANT penalties, but if it's at a non-critical point in the game, I'm ok with a player, especially on defense, getting a late hit penalty or something just to send a message that hey, you're gonna get hit.
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Wow,killed when he shot himself while duck hunting.
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darwin refused to breast feed cause he didnt like his momma........
Paul Bryant played on a broken leg, and wrestled a bear......
Anyone who can claim both can have that honor but there isn't one.
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The dude hasn't uttered a word or displayed even a smirk since coming to Bama and has a constant scowl. That personifies intense. I'm gonna unleash him on you just to see how mean he can be. Hopefully pretty vicious :)
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