The Wow Boys: A Coach, a Team, and a Turning Point in College Football (Paperback)James W. Johnson (author)
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The Wow Boys (the title refers to the nickname the team earned at its very first game) chronicles Stanford's miraculous 1940 season, from the surprise hiring of coach Clark Shaughnessy and his marshalling of the previously untapped talents of left-handed quarterback Frankie Albert, runners Hugh Gallarneau and Pete Kmetovic, and fullback Norm Standlee, to his reintroduction of the T-formation and its profound and enduring effect on football. James W. Johnson gives a game-by-game rundown of this dramatic season as well as an in-depth account of Shaughnessy's accomplishment in the face of overwhelming criticism and skepticism. This story is one of tenacity, character, and radical ideas prevailing against formidable odds-a sports revolution engineered one play at a time.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
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