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“Bear” Bryant’s first Kentucky coaching staff, 1946

Posted on August 12, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
University of Kentucky football coaching staff in the spring of 1946, "Bear" Bryant's first season at UK. Pictured from left  are head coach Paul "Bear"  Bryant, Frank Moseley and Carney Laslie, all products of Alabama football, Mike Balitsaris, former Tennessee end, and Joe Atkinson, former captain and guard at Vanderbilt. The caption published in the Leader on April 16, 1946 said  "this is the first photograph of the complete lineup of the Wildcat's new pigskin professors."

University of Kentucky head football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, left, with his first UK staff in spring 1946. From left, Bryant, Frank Moseley and Carney Laslie, all products of Alabama football; former Tennessee end Mike Balitsaris; and former Vanderbilt guard and team captain Joe Atkinson. The caption published in the Leader on April 16, 1946, said, “This is the first photograph of the complete lineup of the Wildcats’ new pigskin professors.”

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