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ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE MASCOT, CHEELEADERS, AND TRADITIONS

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Alabama Crimson Tide Mascot Big Al

Big Al

The elephant's association with Alabama dates back to the 1930 football season when the Crimson Tide was led by Coach Wallace Wade. Officially, following the 1930 game versus Ole Miss, Atlanta Journal sports writer Everett Strupper wrote: "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." Sports writers continued to refer to Alabama as the "Red Elephants" afterwards, referring to their crimson jerseys. Big Al's debut as UA's mascot came at the 1979 Sugar Bowl, in which Alabama defeated Penn State 14-7.


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