College Football: Wails of a Winner

The hardest thing a football coach has to learn is to keep a straight face. No coach—or con man—ever gave it a better try than Oklahoma's Bud Wilkinson. Those might have been real tears welling in his blue eyes as he watched his Sooners take the field against Southern California's mighty Trojans, winners of twelve straight games, the nation's No. 1-ranked college team. "Us?" sniffed Wilkinson. "Oh, we're far too slow and inexperienced to have much of a chance against their superior speed, aerial play and experience."

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