According to, former Crimson Tide QB and longtime coach and administrator Steve Sloan died Sunday following a three month stay in memory care at Orlando Health Phillips Hospital...
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Sloan played for the great "Bear" Bryant and served as Joe Namath's backup, famously filling in for the future Hall of Famer in the Sugar Bowl before Bama won it all in 1964.

He'd go on to become a consensus All-American and win a national championship of his own the following year — later being drafted into the NFL in the 11th round by the Atlanta Falcons.

Sloan would eventually return to Tuscaloosa as an assistant to his mentor which led to coaching stints at Florida State, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Mississippi and Duke.

The Austin, Texas native came back to Bama once again in the late 80s to serve as the school's athletic director; a role he also played at North Texas, UCF and Chattanooga.
(The Spun)
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Warheel1 month
Saw Coach Sloan after his team beat mine and said good game coach. Shook my hand, looked me in the eye , said some sincere words. Class gesture and I respected him since.
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JackieTreehorn1 month
He was a good man but he screwed UA by helping to push Bobby Bowden away in 87. He was ready to take the job.
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oleheat1 month
He was indeed a legend from the SEC and had quite an extensive career.....RIP
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blueboy1 month
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Shotgun Willie1 month
Isn't this an LSU site?
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Die mad, gay boy.
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LSU FSU Grad1 month
Not for Larry! It's always Roll Tide for him!
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Nix to Twillie1 month
Yeah, I mean look around—there’s never anything on this site not related to LSU, oh wait.
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