C.M. Newton was the man who made me stop hating Alabama.

From the Backbooth at Chappy's

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.