CALLER: "I'm looking forward to the upcoming season, and I was just wondering if you were."
PERKINS (He waits for the crowd to stop laughing. He's not the natural Bryant was with an audience, but he makes a good effort at being wry): "I'll probably show up."
CALLER (in a small voice): "I want to come to Alabama to play football for you, Coach Perkins."
PERKINS: "HOW old are you, Son?"
PERKINS: "Good. I'll see you in 11 or 12 years."
CALLER: "How come no names on the jerseys this year, Coach?"
PERKINS: "Because we haven't won a national championship with names on jerseys. And, I admit, I'm superstitious."
CALLER: "I've got a real important question to ask you, Coach."