Autograph of Bill Battle Head Coach University of Tennessee Volunteers - $25 (Sevierville)
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Nice Crisp orange marker autograph of Head Football Coach Bill Battle, 1970-1976. On his personal Vols, Stationary. To Tommy Bowers with best wishes Bill Battle. Bill Battle was formerly a licensing executive and a college football player and coach. He was the head football coach at the University of Tennessee from 1970 to 1976. At the time he began as head coach, he was at 29 the youngest college head coach in the country. A native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama, Battle was one of many of Bear Bryant's former players and assistant coaches who would later become head coaches.
Despite a 59–22–2 record in seven seasons in Knoxville in an era in which Alabama dominated the Southeastern Conference and annually contended for the national championship, Battle was forced out after the 1976 season, allowing Volunteer legend Johnny Majors to return to his alma mater after leading Pittsburgh to the 1976 national championship. Excellent. Asking $25.00/OBO
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