C.M. Newton was the man who made me stop hating Alabama.
There was never anything false or fake about C.M. He was a great coach and an even better man, mentor, and friend. He would always come by, seek me out really, to ask how I was doing, how Susan was doing. Just a good, fine, decent man.
How could I dislike this man, I finally realized, just because of where he worked? I couldn’t.
C.M Newton caused me to put away childish things and begin to think and act like a man.
I shall be forever grateful.