Not only are Alabama and Texas in the same revenue/tradition cul-de-sac, their athletic directors and coaches are the same age. Mal Moore and DeLoss Dodds are 73. Nick Saban and Mack Brown are 61. Only one AD-coach combination, though, would be commended for its youthful approach right now. That's the narrative attached to winning. Look at the zeal they still show every day. Don't plop bowls of Werther's Originals on their desks. Not for Saban and Moore, owners of three of the last four national titles.
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