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Marshall: UAB Coach Has Strong Ties to AU

Neil Callaway

Neil Callaway, who is UAB's new head football coach, knows in the in-state football scene well with his ties to Auburn and Alabama.

Neil Callaway laughed as he told the story not long ago in his office at the University of Georgia. In January 1981, Callaway had finished his Alabama playing career as an undersized, overachieving offensive guard in a 35-6 Sugar Bowl victory over Ohio State. He'd followed Pat Dye, who had been Alabama's linebackers coach, to East Carolina as a graduate assistant and to Wyoming to coach the...

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