• 48°

The Snail on the Wall, UA alum co-host ‘Chasing the Bear’ signing

HUNTSVILLE – A new book by Lars Anderson explores the similarities of two Alabama sports legends, Bear Bryant and Nick Saban.

Author Lars Anderson will appear at a book signing on Sept. 23 for “Chasing the Bear: How Bear Bryant and Nick Saban Made Alabama the Greatest Football Program of All Time.” Co-hosts are The Snail on the Wall and Madison County Chapter of the University of Alabama Alumni Association for the event at 5:30 p.m. at AC Hotel in Huntsville.

The signing is free and open to the public, with no tickets required, Dr. Lady Vowell Smith said. Smith owns The Snail on the Wall independent bookseller. “Come have a cocktail in the AC Hotel Lounge, meet Lars Anderson and mingle with fellow football fans,” Smith said.

The Snail on the Wall will sell copies of the book.

In “Chasing the Bear,” Anderson develops a dual biography of coaching legends Bryant and Saban who built the Alabama Crimson Tide into a true football dynasty. “Both Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are undeniable kings of college football, two coaches at Alabama who have each won more national championships, six apiece, than anyone else in the history of the game,” Anderson said.

The book “examines how they did it, revealing along the way their similarities in style, background, football philosophy and recruiting methods,” Anderson said. Bryant and Saban never met but share many facts in common.

Both men were born in small towns and pursued manual labor to keep the family businesses alive. “Both men knew the value of hard work from the time they were young boys, and both understood that there were no shortcuts to success,” Anderson said.

“But both dreamed of escaping their hometowns, and both used football as the means to do so,” Anderson said. “Separated by two generations, Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are mythic figures linked by a school, a town and a barroom debate centering on one question: Which is the greatest college coach of all time?”

Currently, Anderson teaches sports writing in UA’s Department of Journalism and is a longtime “Sports Illustrated” magazine contributor. He is a “New York Times” bestselling author of six books.

To contact Snail on the Wall, call 256-508-9093 or visit snailonthewall.com.

James Clemens High School

Like to try a different sport? James Clemens Girls Lacrosse Team has openings

Madison

Rotary spearheads efforts in habitat for Monarch Butterfly Project

Madison

Heritage’s Chander, Nuzman, Gowder and Rajput shine at state science fair

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 12, 2021

Madison

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Bob Jones High School

Joshua Lin, Nikhita Mudium named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Madison

Trash Pandas play home opener Tonight

Madison

Rocket City defeated 7-1 in Chattanooga

Business

Trash Pandas Underway

Harvest

Sergeant Major Bobby Lee completed several deployments to Middle East

Madison

Wild comeback leads Trash Pandas to first win

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

x