Notre Dame-Alabama Legends Series

Notre Dame-Alabama Legends Series

The Irish. The Tide. The Tribune's Legends Series.

Notre Dame legend: Knute Rockne

4:33 PM EST, December 29, 2012

Notre Dame legend: Knute Rockne

After Knute Rockne ascended to the head coaching job at Notre Dame in 1917 — he had accepted a graduate student post on the condition he could help then-coach Jesse Harper — Irish football was never the same.

Alabama legend: Paul 'Bear' Bryant

4:30 PM EST, December 29, 2012

Alabama legend: Paul 'Bear' Bryant

To get to the football offices at Alabama, a trip down Paul W. Bryant Drive is needed — with good reason. Considered by most to be the greatest college football coach of all time, the man they called "Bear" roamed the Alabama sidelines for 25 seasons, most while wearing his trademark houndstooth hat.

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