“The Road to Saban” series continues with a look at the tenure of coach Mike Price. He succeeded Dennis Franchione and had led Washington State to back-to-back 10-win seasons but never coached a game at Alabama. He was fired in spring of 2003 after university president Dr. Robert Witt determined his off-field behavior was unacceptable. Cecil Hurt and Taylor Watson of the Bryant Museum discuss whether this was the low point for Alabama football after the retirement of Coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant.

“Road to Saban”

Episode 1: End of the Bryant Era
Episode 2: The Ray Perkins Era
Episode 3: Bill Curry’s 3 Alabama seasons
Episode 4: Gene Stallings returns Alabama to the top
Episode 5: Mike DuBose makes mistakes
Episode 6: Dennis Franchione arrives; the NCAA hits hard 
Episode 7: Mike Price’s hiring and firing (above)

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