The Junction boys: how ten days in hell with Bear Bryant forged a champion team

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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" Bryant's 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 nation's 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 America's love of college football with an extraordinary story of perseverance and triumph.
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display_descriptionRecreates the ten-day training ordeal in 1955 during which legendary NFL coach Bear Bryant turned a losing Texas A&M team into one of the nation's best.
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b29676459BookBooks1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.EnglishThomas Dunne Books :2000, c1999.xii, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetBryant, Paul W
Football -- Coaching -- United States
Football coaches -- United States -- Biography
title_displayThe Junction boys : how ten days in hell with Bear Bryant forged a champion team
title_fullThe Junction boys : how ten days in hell with Bear Bryant forged a champion team / Jim Dent
title_shortThe Junction boys
title_subhow ten days in hell with Bear Bryant forged a champion team
topic_facetBryant, Paul W
Football coaches