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Bear Bryant
Long after his death, Bear Bryant remains a mystical figure in college football. And Houston helps keep that legacy alive.
Gene Chizik
Gene Chizik won the Bear Bryant Award in Houston Tuesday night. Of course he did. Auburn wins everything this season.
Bear Bryant hat
Bear Bryant's legacy is never far from the awards dinner. Courtesy of Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
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Nevada coach Chris Ault once snuck into a ballroom to hear Bryant speak. Photo by Jeff Chiu/AP