(1940-1969): Howard was starting guard on Alabama’s 1930 #1 Rose Bowl team. From there, he came straight to God’s country, where he became a line tutor under Coach Jess Neely. He’d hold that position until 1940 when Neely left for Rice and Howard became the Head Coach.
Coach Howard managed the athletic department and fundraised for scholarships all while leading the football team. In 1948, his ninth year as the Head Coach, the Tigers had a breakout season (they struggled in many of the prior years due to mass student enlistment in WWII). They finished 11-0 with a Southern Conference title and a win over Missouri in the Gator Bowl, their second ever bowl win and second ever undefeated season. In 1950 they defeated Miami in the Orange Bowl to finish 9-0-1.


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