Though Alabama won a national championship in 1992 under coach Gene Stallings, the legendary coach got his start at Texas A&M, leading the Aggies from 1965 to 1971.
In 1967, Stallings had his only winning season in College Station, but managed to lead the Aggies to the Southwestern Conference title and a Cotton Bowl victory over Bear Bryant and the Crimson Tide.
That year’s Texas A&M team will (not by coincidence) be honored on Saturday night when Alabama comes to Kyle Field. As you can see in the photo below, the 1967 team will be honored in the end zone paint:
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) October 3, 2017
Sadly Stallings, who also played at Texas A&M from 1954 to 1956, recently suffered a serious heart attack and likely won’t be able to make it to the game.
Saturday night’s game against No. 1 Alabama kicks off at 6:15 Central time and can be seen on ESPN.