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The Elephant Story

The story of how Alabama became associated with the "elephant" goes back to the 1930 season when Coach Wallace Wade had assembled a great football team.

On October 8, 1930, sports writer Everett Strupper of the Atlanta Journal wrote a story of the Alabama-Mississippi game he had witnessed in Tuscaloosa four days earlier. Strupper wrote, "That Alabama team of 1930 is a typical Wade machine, powerful, big, tough, fast, aggressive, well-schooled in fundamentals, and the best blocking team for this early in the season that I have ever seen. When those big brutes hit you I mean you go down and stay down, often for an additional two minutes.

"Coach Wade started his second team that was plenty big and they went right to their knitting scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against one of the best fighting small lines that I have seen. For Ole Miss was truly battling the big boys for every inch of ground.

"At the end of the quarter, the earth started to tremble, there was a distant rumble that continued to grow. Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, 'Hold your horses, the elephants are coming,' and out stamped this Alabama varsity.

"It was the first time that I had seen it and the size of the entire eleven nearly knocked me cold, men that I had seen play last year looking like they had nearly doubled in size."

Strupper and other writers continued to refer to the Alabama linemen as "Red Elephants," the color referring to the crimson jerseys.

The 1930 team posted an overall 10-0 record. It shut out eight opponents and allowed only 13 points all season while scoring 217. The "Red Elephants" rolled over Washington State 24-0 in the Rose Bowl and were declared National Champions.
Orianb, I think Alabama has the best team in the country. But, it is a shame that McCoy is out. With him out a Alabama victory doesn't mean squat.
I hope that he comes back in the second half. I almost feel bad about it. All that work, and then knocked out in the first five minutes of the Championship game. It really is kind of sad.
It means a National Championship, that's a little more than squat.
Rammer Jammer, Yellowhammer, give 'em hell, Alabama!
Bring on Boise :>)

24-21 getting interesting
I didn't do it Sandra, my friend Pam did it. I have no idea how.

Oh Well, The Tide coach is from West Virginia. Guess I'm happy about his win, but I sure would have liked to see McCoy play the whole game.

Brought back memories of when WVU and ND played for the National Championship.
the West Virginia Quarterback, Major Harris, got hurt in the first Quarter and the game was pretty much over.
Blah blah blah, Sore loser, why do you have to rain on my parade?
We are National Champions! And number 1 in EVERY poll.
Yeah, my brother went to Auburn, I went to Alabama.
When his kids were little I would teach them, (when my bro wasn't around), to yell Roll Tide. Just to aggravate him.
For those who don't know. Football in Alabama is not a game, it's a religion.
And we are all in a state of bliss today.




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