Horns, Hogs, And Nixon Coming

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On December 6, 1969, the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks met in what many consider the game of the century. Both teams were undefeated; both featured devastating and innovative offenses; both boasted stingy defenses; and both were coached by superior tacticians and stirring motivators, Texas's Darrell Royal and Arkansas's Frank Broyles. Moreover, President Richard Nixon was on hand to present his own national championship plaque to the winners. Even if it had been just a game, it would have been ...
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Overview

On December 6, 1969, the Texas Longhorns and the Arkansas Razorbacks met in what many consider the game of the century. Both teams were undefeated; both featured devastating and innovative offenses; both boasted stingy defenses; and both were coached by superior tacticians and stirring motivators, Texas's Darrell Royal and Arkansas's Frank Broyles. Moreover, President Richard Nixon was on hand to present his own national championship plaque to the winners. Even if it had been just a game, it would have been memorable today. But it was much more, because nothing was so simple in December 1969. In Horns, Hogs, & Nixon Coming, Terry Frei deftly weaves the social, political, and athletic trends together for an unforgettable look at one of the landmark college sporting events of all time.
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Editorial Reviews

San Antonio Express News
It is a great story, well told with more delicious details than a linebacker could tackle.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Frei does a masterful job of weaving in the historical significance of the turbulent times, including the Vietnam War protests, the military draft lottery and the civil rights movement that were so much a part of the campus life in that era...It's political football at its best...
Denver Post
Denver Post sports writer Terry Frei's book is much more than a recounting of the Texas-Arkansas 'Game of the Century' that earned the Longhorns the 1969 national college football championship. Horns, Hogs and Nixon Coming is a timeline of one of the most tumultuous and important years in American history.
Log Cabin Democrat
A very good book.
Times Record - John Brummett
A very good book, Horns, Hogs and Nixon Coming has been written not only about the game and the people, but its extraordinary time of war and racial struggle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589791299
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 333,979
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Prologue I
1 Coach Broyles 7
2 Shift! 13
3 Coach Royal 16
4 Slick and Company 28
5 The Colonel, the Tailback, the Rhodes Scholar, and the Disillusioned Vet 41
6 Texan Razorbacks 51
7 ... and Nixon Coming 63
8 The Good Die Young 73
9 Dixie's Last Stand 84
10 Loose-Cannon Captains 101
11 Coaches' Sons 111
12 Hogs Up Front 119
13 Horns Up Front 127
14 Happy Thanksgiving 133
15 New York, New York, and Points Elsewhere 140
16 Defensing the Wishbone 145
17 Defensing the Razorbacks 154
18 Draft Lottery and the View from Oxford 162
19 Turmoil and Tragedy 167
20 Horns Getting Ready 179
21 Hogs Getting Ready 189
22 The President Has Landed 196
23 Flagged! 205
24 Back and Forth 219
25 Going for Broke 229
26 Right 53 Veer Pass 239
27 To the Finish 247
28 Presidential Addresses 258
29 All Quiet 267
30 Agony 269
31 Ecstasy 272
32 Courage 275
33 Bourbon Street 283
34 Requiem 287
35 Horns Revisited 293
36 Hogs Revisited 302
Afterword 317
Sources and Credits 319
Bibliography 321
Rosters and 1969 Results 323
Index 329
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