Ray Perkins was the first Alabama coach to succeed the legendary Paul W. “Bear” Bryant. Taylor Watson, curator of the Bryant Museum, joins Ben Jones and Cecil Hurt to discuss the Perkins era. They talk about the highs and the lows, what worked for Perkins and what Alabama learned in the aftermath of the Bryant era. They also discuss the best players of the era and other coaches considered for the job.

LINK: Steve Sloan might have been Bryant’s successor

“Road to Saban”

Episode 1: End of the Bryant Era
Episode 2: The Ray Perkins Era (above)

You can subscribe to The Bama Beat on iTunes here. It’s also available on TuneIn here. We appreciate listeners who subscribe, leave ratings, write reviews and share The Bama Beat with friends.

Listen to other episodes of The Bama Beat below. Check out all our podcasts at TideSports.com/podcasts.