Longtime Alabama AD Mal Moore passes away

Updated: March 30, 2013, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Former Alabama athletic director Mal Moore, who played and coached under Bear Bryant, hired Nick Saban and presided over a heyday in athletics at his alma mater, has passed away.

The university said the 73-year-old Moore died on Saturday at Duke University Medical Center. Moore had been in the Durham, N.C., hospital since March 13 with pulmonary problems.

The folksy, silver-haired Moore was part of 10 football national championship teams as a player, coach or administrator ...

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