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Hyde: The Hall of Fame case for Howard Schnellenberger

Hyde: The Hall of Fame case for Howard Schnellenberger

He recruited quarterback Ken Stabler to Alabama for legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. "I took his mom a fifth of bourbon," Howard Schnellenberger says. He also recruited quarterback Joe Namath to Alabama. "A three-day recruiting trip turned into 10 days," he says. "I was out of money and had to buy him a plane ticket to return with me. I wrote a bad check to Eastern Airlines to get both of us to Alabama." This was before Schnellenberger started the University of Miami dynasty with a first title, before he raised Louisville from the ashes, before he birthed the Florida Atlantic program, took it to two bowl games and helped build it a stadium...

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