Due to outstanding demand, I’ve made “Flyover Football: How the Big 12 became the frontier for modern football” available on Amazon in paperback!
Reviews have been positive, this one was my favorite:
I’ll give you full disclosure, I know drryanpepper, but I could share a text screenshot in which he intimated the same impression that he would later put in his review. That was exciting feedback to hear because this book really got rolling when I discovered the story I wanted to tell and it seems that I accomplished the goal of presenting the Big 12’s full history within a coherent narrative.
Ideally it will read smoothly as a cohesive narrative of how the spread offense came to take over the Big 12 conference and the games, players, coaches, and strategies that played a major role along the way.
There’s also some fun tidbits in there that even hardcore fans may have missed live, such as:
-Details on one of the greatest OL in college football history, the 1995 Nebraska unit, and how it was built.
-How Daniel Charbonnet sunk Texas in 2008, how Nebraska and Oklahoma learned from it in 2009, and why Alabama’s attempt to copy their model wasn’t really working.
-How Art Briles molded the 2010s in the Big 12 with his extreme version of the smashmouth spread.
-Bob Stoops’ role as a guiding force all along the way who was often at the forefront of the evolving strategies.
Pick up a copy and I think you’ll enjoy it.