For three perfect seasons (1954-1956), the Oklahoma Sooners won
every football game they played -- home or away. This awesome
record was the product of a genius and masterful coach named Bud
Wilkinson and the spirited young men he led. "The Undefeated"
details all the thrilling action on the field during this record
winning streak, but it also reveals the behind-the-scenes tumult
and pressure swirling around it.
More than just an exciting account of the greatest team
accomplishment in college football history, "The Undefeated" also
is an absorbing character study of the brilliant, complex coach who
engineered it all, the on-field genius whose starched-shirt public
persona hid a man of many secrets -- an in-depth look at a state
and its people still suffering from a Depression hangover and an
identity crisis, who took up the Sooners football banner almost as
a religious cause -- a perceptive examination of race in fifties
America as seen through the microcosm of Norman, Oklahoma and the
Sooners football program.
Wilkinson recruited and played the first black to play major
college football in the South or Southwest and the ordeals that
Prentice Gautt went through in order to play weren't pretty. The
story of his struggles is a triumphant one, and demands to be
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