"A young law graduate of the University of Pennsylvania assumed the unpaid position as coach of Oberlin College's football squad in October 1892. By registering for classes as a postgraduate, he simultaneously coached and played for Oberlin's team for three years, leading his team to an undefeated first season. This "bespectacled, stoop-shouldered" young man, as he was described by one player who saw him on his first day of coaching, was John Heisman.".
"Nat Brandt looks back at Oberlin's "glory days" on the football field in When Oberlin Was King of the Gridiron: The Heisman Years. Brandt traces the origins of football at this renowned academic institution and the success of its students on and off the playing field, regaling readers with the stories of the fans, the players, the heroes, the rivals. This book, illustrated with many original photographs from Oberlin's archives, will delight Oberlin alumni and sports enthusiasts alike with its tales of the team's fortunes under the inspired coaching of the legend who forever changed college football."--BOOK JACKET.