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The Reading Room: The Wow Boys

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In 1940 Clark Shaughnessy lead Stanford to an unexpected undefeated season. In the process, the coach introduced football to the T-formation that revolutionized the way the game was played.

Stanford Vs. Oregon, The Historical: The Wow Boys And The Webfeet

In 1940 Clark Shaughnessy and his Stanford Indians battled the Oregon Ducks in a game that declared the modern T-formation a force to be reckoned with.

Wallace Wade: Demoralizing the Opposition with the Second Team

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While the idea of dominance is central in Coach Saban's approach it's not a new idea at the Capstone. Wallace Wade provided Alabama with quite a bit of it during his tenure in Tuscaloosa.

Big Ten Countdown 41 - Nebraska's First Bowl Game Then 20 Years Of Losing

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Nebraska's 1940 season lead to their first-ever bowl game against the Stanford Indians in the 1941 Rose Bowl. The next 20 years would not be so kind to Husker football.

Nazi Influence on Football?

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Football has often been compared with war, which is especially noticeable when it comes to terminology. Touchdown passes are called bombs, the linemen are "in the trenches", quarterbacks are "field...

Football History: Clark Shaughnessy and the T Formation

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There are only two things I watch on TV with any consistency: sports and the History Channel. Lately I've been reading and reviewing books about college football history. A while back,  I reviewed...

Review: The Wow Boys - The 1940 Stanford Indians and the T Formation

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'The Wow Boys' tells the story of the 1940 Stanford Indians (Stanford's mascot was the 'Indian' until 1972) football team. Coach Clark Shaughnessy arrived at Stanford in 1940 and installed the "T"...

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