About the time Bear Bryant sent Alaba...

About the time Bear Bryant sent Alabama's airplane to pick up Jim Nabors...

Alabama football player Buddy Holt with Jim Nabors at the Coliseum in Los Angeles in 1977. Jim Nabors, television's beloved "Gomer Pyle," died Wednesday at age 87. But years before he made his mark on the "Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle USMC," Nabors was a student at the University of Alabama and his devotion to the Crimson Tide - and the school's to him - lasted throughout his life.

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