Ex-Alabama assistant Hennessey dies

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama assistant football coach
Larry "Dude" Hennessey has died.

The university said Hennessey died Wednesday at his Tuscaloosa
home. The longtime Bear Bryant assistant was 81.

Hennessey played for Bryant at Kentucky and was a defensive line
coach at Alabama from 1960-76. He worked in various capacities for
Alabama's athletic department.

Athletic director Mal Moore described him as "a great friend in
the truest sense."

Hennessey's recruits to Alabama included eventual head coaches
Ray Perkins and Mike DuBose, along with defensive ends John
Mitchell and John Croyle.

Hennessey accompanied the Crimson Tide to the 2004
Alabama-Kentucky game when former teammate Babe Parilli was an
honorary captain for the Wildcats.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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