Former Tide head coach back on field

Ray Perkins, 70, who took over for Bear Bryant, is head coach at Miss. juco

Updated: January 30, 2012, 9:51 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation
ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Ray Perkins was having trouble getting their attention. The group of recruits the coaching staff brought in that morning seemed lost in another world, a world to which the 70-year-old head coach didn't belong.

One recruit, a lanky cornerback from the Delta, was listening to his iPod while Perkins spoke. Another checked his phone restlessly. A third fiddled with the zipper on his overcoat.

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