The Undefeated: The Oklahoma Sooners And The Greatest Winning Streak In College Football

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SKU: DADAX0312266561
ISBN : 0312266561

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For three perfect seasons (1954-1956), the Oklahoma Sooners won every football game they played - home or away - and over the course of five years they won 47 straight games. This awesome record was the product of a genius and masterful coach named Bud Wilkinson and the spirited young men he led. The Undefeated will detail all the thrilling action on the field during this record winning streak, but it will also reveal all the behind-the-scenes tumult and pressure swirling around it. Dent presents an absorbing character study of the brilliant, complex coach who engineered it all - Bud Wilkinson, the on-field genius whoses starched-shirt public persona hid a man of many secrets and an in-depth look at a state and its people still suffering from a Depression hangover and an identity crisis, who took up the Sooners football banner almost as a religious cause. Through it all, the young men who accomplished this amazing feat shine in vivid life.

Author : Jim Dent
ISBN : 0312266561
Language : English
No of Pages : 336
Edition : 1st
Publication Date : 9/11/2001
Format/Binding : Hardcover
Book dimensions : 9.3x6.1x1.1
Book weight : 0.01

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