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In which we discuss books

Might as well, right?  We're all gentlemen and ladies here, fond of the fairer things in life, cultured and well-read.  Plus Greg Davis has been stealing your joy like the Grinch (Grinch Davis?) and the basketball team is still being coached by Rick Barnes and all, so abandon faith, all ye who love the Longhorns...

 

I was inspired to post this following the excellent "30 for 30" about Marcus Dupree that aired this week.  Some years ago, I stumbled quite accidentally across (late UT alum and Mississippi native) Willie Morris's book "The Courting of Marcus Dupree."  For those of you who haven't read it, it follows Marcus through high school and his recruitment by OU, UT, and Southern Miss (among everyone else), and intertwines that story with the story of the Freedom Summer murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney.  It's really fantastic, and I think anyone who is a football fan or has a great interest in the history of the American South would be wise to read it.

 

I'm sure that everyone has heard of "Friday Night Lights," what with our fair city being home to the television version of Buzz Bissinger's book, and probably "The Blind Side."  But there are a lot of books out there (thanks Gutenberg, you a-hole), so it's hard to decide which ones to read.  Obviously, there's a lot of crap that's easy to avoid (like any self-praising hagiography authored BY COACH AWESOME* ), but picking out the gems is best left to following the recommendations of others. So as college football fans, what are some books that at least are tangentially related to college football that I probably have not read, but I certainly should?

 

Note: Greg Davis never wrote any books that I am aware of, so this is actually a Greg Davis complaint-free zone.

*as told to some mediocre at best journalist

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