An Autumn Remembered: Bud Wilkinson's Legendary '56 Sooners

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2006 - History - 282 pages
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In 1956, a group of young men—sons of the Great Depression—were now student athletes in every sense of the phrase. Their young coach was on the verge of an unprecedented winning streak, and Bud Wilkinson’s ’56 Sooners formed the touchstone of the University of Oklahoma’s football dynasty. This team was the heart and soul of OU’s record 47-straight victories. An Autumn Remembered traces the details of the remarkable ’56 season and follows the team into the present through revealing interviews with the principal players. In this stirring account, Gary T. King brings to life a journey filled with memories, triumph, and glory—an autumn truly to be remembered, and an experience not to be missed.

 

 

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Contents

Bud Wilkinson
3
Oklahoma 36North Carolina 0
39
Oklahoma 66Kansas State 0
57
Oklahoma 45Texas 0
76
Oklahoma 34Kansas 12
95
Oklahoma 40Notre Dame 0
112
Oklahoma 27Colorado 19
128
Oklahoma 44Iowa State 0
146
Oklahoma 67Missouri 14
162
Oklahoma 54Nebraska 6
182
Oklahoma 53Oklahoma AM 0
198
Dr Prentice Gautt
218
Epilogue
243
Bud Wilkinsons Coaching Record
265
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Gary T. King is Professor of Psychology at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

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

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