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Photo of Bear Bryant ‘drying out’ in 1979 April Fools’ edition of the Auburn Plainsman

An even better photo of Auburn student Paul B. Bryant appeared in the 1979 April Fools’ edition (see more April Foolings here) of the Plainsman. Bryant, the pride of Rectum, Ala., was apparently splitting his time that year between Tuscaloosa and the Plains in pursuit of an HPR degree.

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Related: The vintage April Fools’ Day advertisements of the Auburn Plainsman.

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