Yesterday and Today: University of Texas Football

Yesterday and Today: University of Texas Football

by Bill Little
     
 

Texas Football: Yesterday and Today tells the incredible story of the University of Texas Longhorns, beginning with their 1893 triumph over the self-proclaimed "Champions of Texas," the Dallas Foot Ball Club. Through riveting text and dozens of thrilling pictures, the book charges through history all the way up to the Longhorn stars of today.

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Texas Football: Yesterday and Today tells the incredible story of the University of Texas Longhorns, beginning with their 1893 triumph over the self-proclaimed "Champions of Texas," the Dallas Foot Ball Club. Through riveting text and dozens of thrilling pictures, the book charges through history all the way up to the Longhorn stars of today.

Here's some of what you'll read about in Texas Football: Yesterday and Today:

? The reinvention of a beaten, broken team in the late 1930s by the legendary Dana X. Bible, who retired as the third-winningest coach in college football history
? The free-spirited exploits of 1940s-era quarterback Bobby Layne, who was originally recruited as a baseball pitcher but joined the football team too, claiming every passing record in school history
? The era of coach Darrel Royal, who took the reins as a relative unknown and went on to guide the team to 16 bowl games in 20 years
? Amazing quarterback Vince Young, who overcame incredible challenges growing up in inner-city Houston before cementing his place in Longhorns history by leading his team to its first national title in 35 years in 2005

In the book's foreword, current Texas coach Mack Brown sets the stage for the stories that follow: "It begins with some of the earliest moments of football in the Southwest, and it includes the great moments of the young guys who have played for us in the 21st century. You will meet war heroes and learn little-known facts."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412715089
Publisher:
Publications International, Limited
Publication date:
06/07/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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