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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