Longhorn Football: An Illustrated History Bobby Hawthorne

ISBN: 9780292714465

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Longhorn Football: An Illustrated History  by  Bobby Hawthorne

Longhorn Football: An Illustrated History by Bobby Hawthorne
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The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and consistently ranks among the finest institutions of higher education on the planet. It has one of the nations largest library systems, world classMoreThe University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and consistently ranks among the finest institutions of higher education on the planet. It has one of the nations largest library systems, world class art museums, and a Gutenberg Bible. It is the largest employer in Austin and one of the largest in the state, generating $6 billion in business activity annually, all of which is well and good.

But as much or more than anything, UT is about one thing: Longhorn football. In a state where football - Pop Warner to pro - ranks somewhere among God, country, and pecan pie, UT football is a religion all its own. football games, where a steer named Bevo presides over a congregation of diehard orange-bloods, where the worlds largest bass drum keeps time for a hymn called The Eyes of Texas, where some of the games greatest players and coaches have delivered the fourth-most wins in NCAA history. through the 2006 Rose Bowl, in which Texas won its fourth national championship.

Nobis, Roosevelt Leaks, Heisman trophy winners Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams, Vince Young, and, of course, Darrell K Royal. In a voice that is equally reverential and iconoclastic, Hawthorne also details the off-the-field traditions - Bevo, Big Bertha, The Eyes of Texas, and the Hook em Horns sign, among others - that make Longhorn football more than just a game.

He delves into what makes the rivalries with Oklahoma and Texas A&M so intense and nominates a group of all-time Longhorn greats at every position. In short, Longhorn Football chronicles the team that has become a religion worthy of the great state of Texas.



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