A source close to the Alabama Crimson Tide football program this morning tells For Whom the Cowbell Tolls that the school, in conjunction with its engineering department and the Paul W. Bryant museum, will roll out the former Crimson Tide legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant as the ESPN College Gameday guest picker on Saturday... in hologram form.
The legendary coach passed away over thirty years ago, yet through the miracles of science, the school will be able to recreate the famous coach's likeness for the camera using the latest in technology along with film and audio clippings from the Bryant museum. The hologram will be lifelike in size, although it will be limited in its ability to discuss certain schools outside of the south and without swearing profusely when mentioning Auburn or scholarship limitations.
Reached for comment at his weekly dinner at Nick Saban's house, SEC commissioner Mike Slive declined to go on record but did tell FWtCT that the SEC will likely purchase the hologram for use on the SEC Network, and that it will be worked in as the eventual replacement of Paul Finebaum on his daily radio show.
The hologram reportedly beat out Melissa Joan Hart and that dude who played the kid from Sling Blade for the honor of joining Chris, Desmond, Lee, and Kirk on stage to pick games on Saturday.