If today there is unrest in the Sooners fandom, that’s all the more reason to reflect on the past. At the end of World War II, the best college football teams were largely the same as they are today—with one exception: Oklahoma. In 1947, Bud Wilkinson was named OU’s head football coach and became the architect of Oklahoma’s meteoric rise from mediocrity to a perennial powerhouse.
“Bud Wilkinson and the Rise of Oklahoma Football” from the University of Oklahoma Press chronicles this remarkable trajectory. Visit Full Circle at 3 PM this Saturday, December 4th to talk football and get your copy signed by the author.