Hall of Fame coach Frank Beamer once considered taking the Alabama football job, son Shane said
What could've been had Alabama football had another one of the greatest college coaches in history?
After Bear Bryant's final season leading Alabama in 1982, Alabama went through seven coaches before Nick Saban's first season in 2007.
College Football Hall of Fame coach Frank Beamer considered taking the Alabama job several times during his historic 29-year career leading Virginia Tech, his son and South Carolina coach Shane Beamer said at SEC Media Days on Monday afternoon.
Beamer retired in 2015, well into Saban's tenure.
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"He did," Shane Beamer said. "Good question. I can remember a couple times that the Alabama job came open. Alabama reached out to him at Virginia Tech for sure. You talk about the SEC, my dad started coaching at The Citadel down in Charleston, South Carolina, so he saw up close and personal what the potential of the South Carolina program was and is. I can remember all those years growing up he always used to talk about South Carolina as a job that had unlimited potential and every resource to be successful."
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