The King of College Football: A Conversation with Coach Jackie Sherrill
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In this episode, Brian Beckcom speaks with former American football player and coach, Jackie Wayne Sherrill. 

In the early ‘60s, Jackie played as a linebacker and fullback for the University of Alabama, where he won two national championships playing under coach Paul William “Bear” Bryant. 

In his career as a head coach, Jackie coached the likes of Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, Hugh Green, and Tony Dorsett. Coach Sherrill carries a compelling 180-120-4 record as a college football coach, holding three SWC championship titles and one SEC championship title. Additionally, coach Sherrill was the first college football coach in history to have ever been publicly paid more than a million dollars, sparking new controversies and paving the way for college football coaches to come.

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