Tales from the Oklahoma Sooner Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Sooner Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Oklahoma Sooner Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Sooner Stories Ever Told

by Barry Switzer, Jay Upchurch
     
 

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No single element has the power to absolutely define the lasting enchantment of Oklahoma football. Decades of great successes and occasional heartbreak have spawned generations of faithful disciples, who treat fall Saturdays like sacred holidays dedicated to their heroes donning the crimson and cream. Tales from the Oklahoma Sooner Sideline provides a

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No single element has the power to absolutely define the lasting enchantment of Oklahoma football. Decades of great successes and occasional heartbreak have spawned generations of faithful disciples, who treat fall Saturdays like sacred holidays dedicated to their heroes donning the crimson and cream. Tales from the Oklahoma Sooner Sideline provides a glimpse, with a behind-the-scenes perspective, into the traditions surrounding Oklahoma football.

Through dozens of stories, Jay Upchurch describes the individual and team triumphs that commenced with the hiring of legendary coach Bud Wilkinson and continue today. Tales from the Oklahoma Sooner Sideline spans the careers of the Big Three—Wilkinson, Barry Switzer, and Bob Stoops—whose respective programs have accounted for seven national championships over the last five decades. Within these pages are stories from OU greats such as Pop Ivy, Tommy McDonald, Eddie Crowder, Billy Vessels, Prentice Gautt, Joe Don Looney, Granville Liggins, Steve Owens, Greg Pruitt, the Selmon brothers, Billy Sims, Joe Washington, Brian Bosworth, Keith Jackson, Thomas Lott, Roy Williams, Josh Heupel, Rocky Calmus, Adrian Peterson, Sam Bradford, and many, many more. The color and pageantry of game days unfolds within these pages, complete with sideline antics, dramatic insight, and the poetry that is Oklahoma football.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613210376
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Tales from the Team Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
466,950
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Switzer led the Oklahoma Sooners to three national championships. He was head coach from 1973–1988.

Jay C. Upchurch is a sportswriter and editor who has worked with numerous publications including the Sooner Spectator magazine, Sooners Illustrated, Norman Transcript, and the Duncan Banner. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

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