This was a fiercely fought battle pitting Bryant’s Alabama Crimson Tide against the Fighting Illini of Illinois in freezing winds and temperatures that plummeted to 19°F. Coach Bryant’s plan to retire from coaching had been widely reported and his players were determined to send him out the winner that he truly was.
This they did with a 21-15 victory, which set the then all-time win record for Coach Bryant at 323.
In commemoration of this special anniversary, this historic Daniel A. Moore painting of “Liberty” is offered in a 12 X 12 1/2 limited edition of only 1,982 signed and numbered regular edition prints.
The original “Liberty” seal is embossed in silver in the margin of each print.
Each print comes with a Certificate of Limited Edition, a summary of the game and a key explaining the symbolism that Daniel Moore uses in the painting.