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AuthorHouse, Oct 18, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages

When Gene Stallings came to Texas A & M in December of 1964, there were a lot of players that were just eating their way through school.
Dude McLean Class of 1965

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When we went through spring workouts in 1965 there were a few turds that should not have been out there and we would hit them hard and try to run them off.
John Nilson Class of 1966

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After the first game under Coach Stallings in 1965 against LSU ..

We ran over 100 wind sprints of around 100 yards each and this killed our legs for the rest of the season. Ronnie Lindsey Class of 1967
We ran 100yard dashes for over an hour on Monday and people were falling out and puking on the track and then getting in line to go again. Don Keohn Class of 1967
We ran about 100 or so wind sprints around 100 yards each and my rear end did not catch up with my body for three weeks! Grady Allen Class of 1968

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During the PE 317 wrestling and drills I thought to myself, it is not so much that what we are doing, but what we are accomplishing. Tom Murrah Class of 1966

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If you associate with a quitter, you will develop the attitude of a quitter! The personal theme of Coach Gene Stallings comes from the Bible; There is nothing better for a man to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen is form the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:24. Gene Stallings Head Coach

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When Coach Stallings arrived on campus it was the most impressive year of my life because I was just a dumb country boy and it changed my whole personality. Jerry Nichols Class of 1965
 

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Contents

STEPPING OFF
1
Mama Called and Papa said go
17
Tested
33
Medical Company
48
HOW HITEM HARDER GOT STARTED
61
Official Stallings
77
On The Line
90
HITEM HARDER CADRE
107
Two Skunks
167
1966
189
Moving Forward
202
Hog Tied
216
1967
237
Comes Around
251
Fairytale Finish
264
EPILOGUE
283

DARKAND SEMIDARK
121
1965
149

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Charles Perry is a practicing attorney in Wichita Falls, Texas, and also a native of Wichita Falls. He attended Texas A&M for two years and is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He is also a Viet Nam veteran and has a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. This is his first attempt at writing a book but has had plenty of experience writing legal briefs. He is known in some small circles as somewhat of a sports historian.

Bob Balch is a practicing attorney in Wichita Falls, Texas. He grew up in Seymour, Texas, and following graduation from high school in 1965 headed off to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he completed accounting and law degrees in 1971. He then moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, where he worked for a large multi-national accounting firm and obtained his CPA certificate. He married Deborah Ann Brown in 1973 and moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1974 where has practiced law for over 35 years.He and Debbie have two sons, Dr. Trey Balch, a Physical Medicine specialist in Fort Worth, Texas, and Josh Balch, a fourth year medical student at Ross University in New York City. This book is Bob sixth book. Bobs has written five previous books!

His book, Trials of the Trinity, was his fifth published book by Author House. His first three are works of historical fiction. The first, The Brazos Connection, tells the story of a hunter who discovers a great Christian artifact on the Brazos River. The second is Bridgetown on the Red and tells the story of two neighbors on the Red River caught up in the great oil boom of 1919.The third is Treasure of the Wichita and tells the story of a great treasure buried at the falls of the Wichita River, and it is discovered by a young Indian woman of the Wichita tribe. The fourth is Gas Station Stories and is non-fiction that looks at some humorous stories about Bob and his friends growing up in Seymour, Texas, around gas stations, with some other stories thrown in the mix to spice up the book including some World War II stories as a tribute to this greatest generation of Americans who saved our country and the freedoms we so enjoy today. In his fifth book, Bob returns to historical fiction with the story of a young Keechie Indian thrust into the world of the white man following his capture during a historic battle on the upper West Fork of the Trinity River. He falls in love with an Irish beauty who came from Ireland with her family and who brings with her a great secret entrusted to her by the head of the McMalley clan. Their love story is one of the many stories of life on the Trinity in the 19th century. Bob hopes you learn as much about this great river as he did in writing this book, and that you will be entertained as you turn its pages.

Charles Perry is a practicing attorney in Wichita Falls, Texas, and also a native of Wichita Falls. He attended Texas A&M for two years and is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He is also a Viet Nam veteran and has a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. This is his first attempt at writing a book but has had plenty of experience writing legal briefs. He is known in some small circles as somewhat of a sports historian.

Bob Balch is a practicing attorney in Wichita Falls, Texas. He grew up in Seymour, Texas, and following graduation from high school in 1965 headed off to Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he completed accounting and law degrees in 1971. He then moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, where he worked for a large multi-national accounting firm and obtained his CPA certificate. He married Deborah Ann Brown in 1973 and moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1974 where has practiced law for over 35 years.He and Debbie have two sons, Dr. Trey Balch, a Physical Medicine specialist in Fort Worth, Texas, and Josh Balch, a fourth year medical student at Ross University in New York City. This book is Bob sixth book. Bobs has written five previous books!

His book, Trials of the Trinity, was his fifth published book by Author House. His first three are works of historical fiction. The first, The Brazos Connection, tells the story of a hunter who discovers a great Christian artifact on the Brazos River. The second is Bridgetown on the Red and tells the story of two neighbors on the Red River caught up in the great oil boom of 1919.The third is Treasure of the Wichita and tells the story of a great treasure buried at the falls of the Wichita River, and it is discovered by a young Indian woman of the Wichita tribe. The fourth is Gas Station Stories and is non-fiction that looks at some humorous stories about Bob and his friends growing up in Seymour, Texas, around gas stations, with some other stories thrown in the mix to spice up the book including some World War II stories as a tribute to this greatest generation of Americans who saved our country and the freedoms we so enjoy today. In his fifth book, Bob returns to historical fiction with the story of a young Keechie Indian thrust into the world of the white man following his capture during a historic battle on the upper West Fork of the Trinity River. He falls in love with an Irish beauty who came from Ireland with her family and who brings with her a great secret entrusted to her by the head of the McMalley clan. Their love story is one of the many stories of life on the Trinity in the 19th century. Bob hopes you learn as much about this great river as he did in writing this book, and that you will be entertained as you turn its pages.

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