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Wishbone: Oklahoma Football, Smith, Wann. Published by University of Oklahoma Press, U. Condition: Very Good Hardcover.
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In Wishbone, veteran journalist Wann Smith provides an in-depth account of Sooner football from the team's final years under Wilkinson through its remarkable turnaround under Coach Barry Switzer. First edition, first printing.
Wishbone: Oklahoma Football, 1959-1985
Inscribed with a personal message "To Bob" on the half title page. Very good book with just a slight lean. Very good jacket with just some slight wear around the top edge. Bookseller Inventory Ask Seller a Question. About this title Synopsis: The Oklahoma Sooners dominated the world of college football during the s.
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At the heart of this story is the phenomenal success of the Wishbone offense—a hybrid offshoot of the Split-t formation that Wilkinson employed so successfully in the s. Drawing on firsthand accounts from coaches, players, and university administrators, many never before published, Smith takes us behind the scenes during this exciting comeback period to reveal not just what happened but why and how it happened. Sooner fans, indeed all fans of college football, will relish this account of the remaking of a football powerhouse and its return to glory.
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Add to Wants. Drawing on firsthand accounts from coaches, players, and university administrators, many never before published, Smith takes us behind the scenes during this exciting comeback period to reveal not just what happened but why and how it happened. Sooner fans, indeed all fans of college football, will relish this account of the remaking of a football powerhouse and its return to glory.
Wann Smith , a freelance journalist and writer, began sports writing in He has served as a contributing writer to Sooners Illustrated magazine since ; over 50 of his monthly columns have been published in their periodical.
During his senior season in , he earned All-American honors, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, and finished eighth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy. After graduation from Duke University in , he chose to forego professional football, instead pursuing a divinity degree which he received from the Episcopal Theological School in After spending several years in public service, he worked in executive management in the financial services industry for 37 years.
With four children and seven grandchildren, he and his wife Rita reside in Oklahoma City.