Head Ball Coach Book

Head Ball Coach


  • Author : Steve Spurrier
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399574689

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Head Ball Coach Excerpt :

In this New York Times Bestseller, College football's most colorful, endearing, and successful pioneer, Steve Spurrier, shares his story of a life in football -- from growing up in Tennessee to winning the Heisman Trophy to playing and coaching in the pros to leading the Florida Gators to six SEC Championships and a National Championship to elevating the South Carolina program to new heights -- and coaching like nobody else. He's been called brash, cocky, arrogant, pompous, egotistical, and hilarious, but, mostly, he's known as the Head Ball Coach, a self-ordained term introduced to the lexicon of football by none other than the man, himself, Steve Spurrier. He is the only coach who can claim to be the winningest coach at two different SEC schools, and the only person who has won both the Heisman Trophy as a player and a national championship as a coach. Or who has won a Heisman and coached a Heisman winner. From the beginning, Spurrier didn't want to sound like other coaches, dress like other coaches, and, especially, coach like other coaches. As a controversial football pioneer, he ushered in a different style of leadership and play. Spurrier's press conferences were glorious -- he refused to lapse into coachspeak and was always entertaining, although he took his football very seriously. He was known for his fierce competitiveness, roaming up and down the sidelines, often throwing his signature visor to the ground in disgust. Now resigned from coaching at age 70 -- he doesn't like to say "retired" yet -- Spurrier has calmed down, but don't mistake that for a lack of fire. He can be just as feisty as the day he set foot on the East Tennessee dirt in Johnson City's Kiwanis Park, where he grew up to become one of the state's all-time greatest athletes, and went on to play for Florida where he launched one of sports history's all-time great careers. In his memoir, Spurrier talks for the first time about the circumstances under which he unexpectedly became a coach and

The Score Takes Care of Itself Book
Score: 4.5
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The Score Takes Care of Itself


  • Author : Bill Walsh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-08-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101109014

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The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played. Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became his ultimate lecture on leadership. Additional insights and perspective are provided by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and others. Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of 'wisdom by Walsh' will inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.

Advancing the Ball Book

Advancing the Ball


  • Author : N. Jeremi Duru
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-07
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199792269

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Following the NFL's desegregation in 1946, opportunities became increasingly plentiful for African American players--but not African American coaches. Although Major League Baseball and the NBA made progress in this regard over the years, the NFL's head coaches were almost exclusively white up until the mid-1990s. Advancing the Ball chronicles the campaign of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman John Wooten to right this wrong and undo decades of discriminatory head coach hiring practices--an initiative that finally bore fruit when he joined forces with attorneys Cyrus Mehri and Johnnie Cochran. Together with a few allies, the triumvirate galvanized the NFL's African American assistant coaches to stand together for equal opportunity and convinced the league to enact the "Rooney Rule," which stipulates that every team must interview at least one minority candidate when searching for a new head coach. In doing so, they spurred a movement that would substantially impact the NFL and, potentially, the nation. Featuring an impassioned foreword by Coach Tony Dungy, Advancing the Ball offers an eye-opening, first-hand look at how a few committed individuals initiated a sea change in America's most popular sport and added an extraordinary new chapter to the civil rights story.

Billion Dollar Ball Book

Billion Dollar Ball


  • Author : Gilbert M. Gaul
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698142916

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• A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 • “A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become ‘giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.’”—Mark Kram, The New York Times Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%—results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren’t required to pay taxes. In most cases, those windfalls are not passed on to the universities themselves, but flow directly back into their athletic departments. College presidents have been unwilling or powerless to stop a system that has spawned a wildly profligate infrastructure of coaches, trainers, marketing gurus, and a growing cadre of bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to ensure that players remain academically eligible to play. From the University of Oregon’s lavish $42 million academic center for athletes to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s $7 million paycheck—ten times what the school pays its president, and 70 times what a full-time professor there earns—Gaul examines in depth the extraordinary financial model that supports college football and the effect it has had not only on other athletic programs but on academic ones as well. What are the consequences when college football coaches are the highest paid public employees in ov

Martyball Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Martyball


  • Author : Marty Schottenheimer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613213216

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No coach in National Football League history endured more playoff heartache than Marty Schottenheimer. Despite racking up two hundred regular-season victories (only five coaches in the entire ninety-year history of the NFL ever won more games), Marty never reached the Super Bowl during his coaching career. Martyball tells the story of a man who persevered through an avalanche of misfortune and playoff agony that would have brought most men to their knees. But Marty never lost sight of why he fell in love with coaching in the first place: he wanted to teach and mold men through the game of football. Based on more than one hundred hours of interviews with Marty, his players, assistants, family, and friends, this book will give readers a look into the mind of an exceptional coach, and explain why he never gave up or succumbed to self-pity despite a long streak of bad luck. Get the background on Schottenheimer’s life, from his childhood in rural Pennsylvania to his playing and coaching careers in pro football, and learn why he kept believing in the game he loved—and how he found valuable lessons about life and football beyond each and every loss.

Gun T an RPO System Book

Gun T an RPO System


  • Author : Kenny Simpson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9798645170639

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The Gun T RPO system is now available for coaches wishing to see Coach Simpson's offense. His playbook will provide the following for coaches wishing to see how the offense works: Formations and tags. Be as simple or complex as you want with simple tags.Motions and shifts. Confuse the defense by moving players pre-snap.Buck Sweep - All the flavors of buck sweep vs. any front the defense wants to throw out. Strong Belly - Coach Simpson's unique simple way to run strong belly will adapt to any front.Strong Belly Read - Making one blocking scheme into many is the goal of the Gun T RPO system.Jet Sweep/Quick Belly/Quick Belly Read - All 3 plays run with the same blocking rules and little adjustments.Counter Game - How to run a traditional wing-t counter and mix it with the RPO game.Passing game in the Gun T RPO systemHeavy SetAnd more...Review from Coachtube about the Gun T RPO System: "Coach Simpson's Gun T Offensive Overview is an excellent offensive resource. This course provides the foundation of Coach Simpson's offensive philosophy. Coach believes in the monikers that "Less is More" and the "Rule of 3", which both were evident in the explanation of the offense. His explanations were clear and concise, and the presentations were easy to follow." - Todd Knipp"This is absolutely amazing. Coach Simpson does an excellent job of explaining his system. Whether your a young coach or an experienced coach this is must see. You can easily see why he is a successful coach. His detail an organization is on point and I cannot wait to learn more from Coach Simpson." - Mike Kloes"I've been following coach Simpson for a while now and it's very clear to me that even though I may not be a HC, we have similar philosophies. If you are a Wing T guy looking for ways to "Modernize" your offense, or a Spread guy looking for an effective and efficient run game this is the offense you should be looking at!" - Coach Sheffer"The course by Coach Simpson was quite helpful. As the new Head Coach

The Education of a Coach Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Education of a Coach


  • Author : David Halberstam
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401305208

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More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves. Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, THE EDUCATION OF A COACH, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.

Swing Your Sword Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Swing Your Sword


  • Author : Mike Leach
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983337188

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Newly-minted Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach tells his captivating story––from rural Wyoming to law school to the upper echelons of the SEC. SWING YOUR SWORD is the first ever book by one of the most fascinating and successful coaches in sports today. A maverick who took an unlikely path to coaching through law school, Mike Leach talks about his unorthodox approach to coaching and the choices that have brought him success throughout his career. A lover of the game who started creating formations and drawing his own plays as a kid, Leach took his Texas Tech Red Raiders to numerous bowl games, achieving the #2 slot in national rankings and being voted 2008 Coach of the Year before being unceremoniously fired at the end of the 2009 season. The scandalous nature of his dismissal created a media frenzy and began a personal battle between Leach and his accusers that remains unresolved.

Lone Stars Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Lone Stars


  • Author : Mike Lupica
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698408449

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An uplifting story about role models, football, and tackling fear set in the heart of Friday Night Lights country—from the bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team, and Fantasy League. Clay is a quarterback's dream. When he zips across the field, arms outstretched, waiting for the ball to sail into his hands, there's no denying him the catch. Like most Texans, Clay is never more at home than when playing football. And his coach, a former star player for the Dallas Cowboys, is just like a second father. But as the football season kicks off, Clay begins to notice some odd behavior from his coach--lapses in his memory and strange mood swings. The conclusion is painful, but obvious: Coach Cooper is showing side effects of the many concussions he sustained during his playing days. As Clay's season wears on, it becomes clear that the real victory will be to help his coach walk onto that famous star logo in the middle of Cowboys Field one last time--during a Thanksgiving day ceremony honoring him and his former Super Bowl-winning teammates. In Lone Stars, #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica demonstrates once again that there is no children's sports novelist today who can match his ability to weave a story of vivid sports action and heartfelt emotion. A touching story that proves life is bigger than a game. Praise for Lone Stars "Lupica has crafted another fine sports story for the middle school reader."—VOYA "Young readers, no matter their level of interest in the game, will be drawn in by this touching, timely story."—Booklist "There is plenty of great football action to keep the sports enthusiasts engaged, and the information about concussive injury is easily understood and applied. This is an entertaining read that also imparts an important message."—School Library Connection

Freedom in the Huddle Book

Freedom in the Huddle


  • Author : Darrell Mudra
  • Publisher : Championship Books & Video Productions
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Coaching (Athletics)
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000017080019

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Fightin  Gators Book

Fightin Gators


  • Author : Kevin M. McCarthy
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000-04-28
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439610701

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The University of Florida, the state's oldest and largest university, is recognized today as one of the country's most academically diverse public institutions. Though able to trace its history to 1853, the school did not begin its popular football program until the first few years of the 20th century. The program has had its share of scandals and embarrassments over time, but it has also produced two Heisman Trophy winners, a national champion, numerous players drafted into the professional ranks, and a visibility that consistently ranks the team in the top five in the country. Now attracting 85,000 fans to each of its home games, the Gators' football program has become a vital part of the University of Florida. When the team won the national championship in 1996, no one could have predicted such success just 90 years earlier. Fortunately, that fascinating journey through the last century has been captured in great photographs that include formal portraits of teams; action shots on the field; views of "The Swamp"; and snapshots of fans from every decade. These images tell the story of the birth and growth of a football team, a team that has brought enjoyment to millions and national recognition to the University of Florida.

100 Things Florida Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die Book

100 Things Florida Fans Should Know Do Before They Die


  • Author : Pat Dooley
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623682934

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100 Things Florida Fans Should Know Do Before They Die Excerpt :

This guidebook to all things Gators reveals the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Florida football. Throughout the pages, readers will find pep talks, records, and Gators lore to test their knowledge, including Steve Spurrier's 1966 Heisman Trophy season and how the quarterback-turned-head coach returned to build one of the nation's elite programs in the 1990s; the teams' unforgettable 1996 championship season, when Spurrier and quarterback Danny Wuerffel led one of the most prolific offenses in college football history; and the Gators' return to the top in 2006 and 2008 behind head coach Urban Meyer and legendary quarterback Tim Tebow. Die-hard fans from the days of Spurrier behind center and new supporters of head coach Will Muschamp's squad alike will appreciate this book that contains everything University of Florida fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.

Danny Wuerffel s Tales from the Gator Swamp Book

Danny Wuerffel s Tales from the Gator Swamp


  • Author : Danny Wuerffel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613212769

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In Danny Wuerffel’s Tales from the Gator Swamp, the most beloved and decorated player in Florida history takes you behind the scenes and into the locker room for one of the greatest eras in the annals of college football. Wuerffel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, is retired from the NFL now and has finally had the time to look back, reminisce, and share his thoughts about that magical time when he was referred to by some as “the greatest passer to ever play college football.” Danny gives his many fans a first-time reflection into a variety of topics, including his relationship to Steve Spurrier, his rivalry with Peyton Manning and how his strong Christian beliefs shaped his football career. Along with award-winning sports columnist and coauthor Mike Bianchi, Danny replays the big games from each of his four magnificent seasons. He talks about the quarterback controversies and quandaries. He discusses faith and football. He compares Spurrier and Bobby Bowden. And he takes you on glorious trip that starts with a recruiting visit to Gainesville and culminates with an incredible national championship victory of Florida State in New Orleans.

Gridiron Genius Book

Gridiron Genius


  • Author : Michael Lombardi
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525573821

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NOW IN PAPERBACK: Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi reveals what makes football organizations tick at the championship level. From personnel to practice to game-day decisions that win titles, Lombardi shares what he learned working with coaching legends Bill Walsh of the 49ers, Al Davis of the Raiders, and Bill Belichick of the Patriots, among others, during his three decades in football. Why do some NFL franchises dominate year after year while others never crack the code of success? For 30 years Michael Lombardi had a front-row seat and full access as three titans--Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick-- reinvented the game, turning it into a national obsession while piling up Super Bowl trophies. Now, in Gridiron Genius, Lombardi provides the blueprint that makes a successful organization click and win--and the mistakes unsuccessful organizations make that keep them on the losing side time and again. In reality, very few coaches understand the philosophies, attention to detail, and massive commitment that defined NFL juggernauts like the 49ers and the Patriots. The best organizations are not just employing players, they are building something bigger. Gridiron Genius will explain how the best leaders evaluate, acquire, and utilize personnel in ways other professional minds, football and otherwise, won't even contemplate. How do you know when to trade a player? How do you create a positive atmosphere when everyone is out to maximize his own paycheck? And why is the tight end like the knight on a chessboard? To some, game planning consists only of designing an attack for the next opponent. But Lombardi explains how the smartest leaders script everything: from an afternoon's special teams practice to a season's playoff run to a decade-long organizational blueprint. Readers will delight in the Lombardi tour of an NFL weekend, including what really goes on during the game on and off the field and inside the headset. First s