January 10, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and athletic director Mal M. Moore pose with the AP national championship trophy , the coaches trophy , the MacArthur trophy and the Grantland Rice trophy following a press conference at the Marriott Convention Center Hotel the day after the 2012 BCS National Championship game against the LSU Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime Alabama Crimson Tide Athletic Director Mal Moore Dies at Age 73

The longtime University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore has passed away. The unfortuante news surfaced on Saturday, via Cecil Hurt of TideSports.com.

Moore had recently stepped down from his position as athletic director because of health issues. The university replaced him with former Crimson Tide football player Bill Battle will fill the vacancy. Battle was also a former head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers.

We would like to send out our condolences to the entire Moore family and the university. Moore was a key member of the Crimson Tide’s success and was responsible for signing Nick Saban.

Now that the university is set to move on, they will look to continue on the tradition that Moore started, but he will never be forgotten.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Ucancallmesnoop Marcus Troubleman Evans

    Rest in peace…..RTR up there in heaven…

  • Bonnie

    Rest In Peace Mal Moore and my deepest sympathy to the family…..Heaven has gained another angel ad Alabama has an angel in Mal Moore to look down on them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Kidd/100000293625376 Joe Kidd

    No one I know that ever met Coach Moore ever described him as anything but a very nice person – someone you’d enjoy meeting and someone who treated you the same as if you were a football superstar or one of the fans. Very good man and he will be missed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorraine.scullion Lorraine Scullion

    About six weeks ago, my daughter knocked on his office door, introduced herself as a Freshman from California and mentioned she was on the woman’s crew team. Without skipping a beat, she was invited to sit down for a little visit and become acquainted. One example of a legend taking time for a new CRIMSON TIDE family member. That’s a true gentleman! God Speed!!