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The Junction Boys: How Ten Days in Hell with Bear Bryant Forged a Championship Team
The Junction Boys: How Ten Days in Hell with Bear Bryant Forged a Championship Team by Jim Dent 031226755X 9780312267551
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The Junction Boys: How Ten Days in Hell with Bear Bryant Forged a Championship Team by Jim Dent

The legendary Paul Bear Bryant is recognized nationwide as one of the greatest coaches ever. So why did he always cite his 1-9 A&M team of 1954 as his favorite? This is the story of a remarkable team ? and the beginning of the legend. The Junction Boys tells the story of Coach Paul Bear Bryants legendary training camp in the small town of Junction, Texas. In a move that many consider the salvation of the Texas A&M football program, Coach Bryant put 115 players through the most grueling practices ever imagined. Only a handful of players survived the entire 10 days, but they braved the intense heat of the Texas sun and the burning passion of their coach, and turned a floundering team into one of the nations best. The Junction Boys is more than just a story of tough practices without water breaks. An extraordinary fellowship was forged from the mind-numbing pain. The thirty-five survivors bonded together like no other team in America. They profited from the Junction experience; the knowledge they took back with them to College Station, about themselves and what they were capable of, would be used for the rest of their lives. In vivid and powerful images reminiscent of Friday Night Lights, Hoosiers, and The Last Picture Show , these young men and their driven coach come to life. The Junction Boys contains all the hallmarks of a classic sports story, and it combines Americas love of college football with an extraordinary story of perseverance and triumph.

Author: Jim Dent

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 312

Publisher: St. Martins Griffin

Publication Date: 2000-09-09

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ISBN: 031226755X


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