Tuscaloosa's Bryant Museum will display the coat worn by legendary Crimson Tide football coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant during his last game as Bama braces for this weekend's season opener game against Utah State.

According to a University of Alabama spokesperson, the 2022 football season marks the 40th anniversary of Bryant's final season as coach.

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The coat to be displayed was worn by Bryant during his final game, in which the Tide defeated Illinois 21-15.

Bryant passed away less than one month later at the age of 69. This Saturday will be the first time the coat, a loan from Bryant's grandson, Marc Tyson, will be publicly displayed.

Bryant coached the Tide for 25 years, finishing with a record of 232-46-9. Tickets for Bryant Museum are free for children under five, $5 for adults, $3 for K-12 children and free for University of Alabama faculty, staff and students.

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