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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, this trend would reach critical mass, as we will see in the next chapter. One full season together Wilkinson and Looney survived one full season together. The coach recorded his best record in four years, and the phenomenally talented halfback made national headlines in his first game. Several accounts have reported that with Oklahoma trailing Syracuse 3–0 and less than three minutes to play in the game, Looney suddenly approached Wilkinson and promised to win the game if the coach sent him in to play.

Onetime newspaper sports writer Jim Dent has in recent years authored a number of well received books on football history, including Wilkinson contemporaries “Bear” Bryant and Ara Parseghian. 0004 Time Runs Out on the Wholesome Warrior 29 as many as possible away from other college football programs. Dent reported having interviewed a great many players from the period to produce his book. ” Major boosters hosted parties off-campus that would have been frowned upon at the university president’s mansion.

People like Billy Vessels and Eddie Crowder [players of the early 1950s who both achieved more athletically and behaved better than Looney] would be ignored completely. ” And Wilkinson’s disapproval of Looney’s behavior cannot be overstated. ” The anti-hero era of Joe Don Looney at Oklahoma began in the summer of 1962 when the enormity of his talent persuaded Wilkinson to accept a junior-college transfer for the first time. The young running back already had a troubled reputation, Oklahoma being his fourth college in three years.

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