User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Longtime Alabama AD Moore passes away

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama athletic director Mal Moore, who played and coached under Bear Bryant and hired Nick Saban as football coach, has passed away.

Advertisement
The university said the 73-year-old Moore died on Saturday at Duke University Medical Center. Moore had been in the Durham, N.C., hospital since March 13 with pulmonary problems.

No further details were immediately available.

The folksy, silver-haired Moore was part of 10 football national championship teams as a player, coach or administrator in a career intertwined with three of the Crimson Tide's most revered coaches - his old bosses Bryant and Gene Stallings and Saban, who has won three of the last four national titles.

He played for Bryant's 1961 national championship team, and Bill Battle - a teammate of Moore's - was hired to replace him two days after Moore stepped down on March 20. He was to become a special adviser to Alabama President Judy Bonner.

Moore oversaw an athletic department since 1999 that made more than $200 million in facilities improvements - including multiple expansions of Bryant-Denny Stadium and won national championships in football, gymnastics, softball and women's golf in 2011-12.

The football building and his own memorabilia-covered office are housed in the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility, named after him in 2007.

Moore's biggest claims to fame are the hiring of Saban and his long relationship with Bryant, whom he had hoped to succeed.

Moore was a freshman on Bryant's first Alabama team in 1958 then spent 22 seasons as a coach, including a stint with Stallings for the NFL's Cardinals in St. Louis and Phoenix.

He joined Bryant as a graduate assistant in 1964 and coached both the secondary and quarterbacks before becoming the Tide's first offensive coordinator in 1975. He was also Stallings' offensive coordinator from 1990-93 in a tenure that included the 1992 national championship.

He interviewed to take over the program after Bryant retired in 1982 but was passed over in favor of New York Giants coach Ray Perkins. That left Moore thinking about getting out of the profession before Notre Dame's Gerry Faust hired him to coach running backs.

``At the time, I kind of felt like a man without a country,'' Moore said in a December 2012 interview ahead of the BCS championship game with the Fighting Irish. ``I was in a strange position that I'd never been in before.''

His wife of 41 years, the former Charlotte Davis, passed away after a long illness in 2010. His daughter, Heather Cook, lives in Scottsdale, Ariz.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
DiNitto: Opening Line Report - Week 5
Nelson: 4th Quarter Covers - Week 4
Dobish: Betting Recap - Week 4
Orgeron: Coaching LSU 'a dream'
LSU needs big hire, competition tough
Longtime Nebraska O-line coach, dies
Michigan CB Clark has torn ACL
Florida QB Del Rio 'doubtful' Saturday
LSU fires Les Miles, Cam Cameron
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA FB Hot Streaks
Perfect 7-0 Record Saturday
9-2 College FB Saturday
6-1 Saturday, 7-1 L8 Streak
5 Straight Guaranteed Wins
7-1 Totals This Season
5-0 Guaranteed Play Run
7-3 Over/Unders Record TY
27-17 L44, +726 Totals TY
3-1 G-Play Record This Year
4-2 G-Plays, 62% +495 TY
8-4 L12 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 Guarantees, 5-2 L7 Picks
NCAA FB College Football Expert Picks
2016 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Michael Black + 495
Pat Hawkins + 296
Scott Rickenbach + 205
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 680
James Manos + 595
Paul Bovi + 585
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Michael Black 62 %
Marc Lawrence 57 %
Scott Rickenbach 57 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 395
Scott Rickenbach + 255
KellyInVegas + 185
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 726
Joe Nelson + 590
Micah Roberts + 527
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 190
Dave Cokin + 180
Andy Iskoe + 170
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership