An Autumn Remembered: Bud Wilkinson's Legendary '56 Sooners
University of Oklahoma Press | 2006-07-24 | ISBN: 080613786X | 282 pages | PDF | 1.5 MB
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.