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Head Ball Coach

Author : Steve Spurrier
ISBN : 9780399574689
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 43.10 MB
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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 why he resigned at South Carolina. He explains his unique style, the difference between winners and losers, his relationship with the media, why he follows the wisdom of ancient philosophers and warriors, his affinity everything taught by John Wooden, and the reasons behind his relaxed regimen for living well. Spurrier, as always, speaks candidly, bringing together his thoughts about his words, actions, and achievements, while telling countless wonderful anecdotes. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Steve Spurrier Story

Author : Bill Chastain
ISBN : 0878333169
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 27.25 MB
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The first comprehensive biography of one of football's most volatile personalities, this book tracks Spurrier from Heisman to head ball coach. 22 photos.
Category: Sports & Recreation

I Love Georgia I Hate Florida

Author : Patrick Garbin
ISBN : 9781623680350
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 79.84 MB
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Spotlighting a team that holds the edge in a series dating back to 1915, this pro-Georgia history proves why fans should love the Bulldogs and hate their archrivals, the Florida Gators. A pep talk from Vince Dooley is featured as is beloved mascot Uga, and the Gator Stomp that made Tim Tebow look even goofier than usual is highlighted for good measure. This entertaining chronicle argues for adoring Buck Belue while raking Rex Grossman over the coals, relating the fantastic coaching stories of the legendary W. A. Cunningham, Wally Butts, and Vince Dooley as well as up-close and personal chats with Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker, Boss Bailey, and more. Combining the legacy of a timeless rivalry with challenging trivia and insider knowledge, this definitive account grapples with a southern clash as broad as the GeorgiaFlorida state line."
Category: Sports & Recreation

No Excuses

Author : Bob Stoops
ISBN : 9780316455930
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 26.43 MB
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From the legendary Oklahoma coach, a candid and inspiring memoir. When Bob Stoops took over as football coach in 1999, the Oklahoma Sooners were in disarray with back-to-back losing seasons. But in just two years' time, Stoops achieved the seemingly impossible: winning a national championship and returning the struggling Sooners to their powerhouse status, churning out NFL talent, Heisman Trophy winners and conference championships, bowl wins and national title runs on a regular basis. During his 18 seasons at OU, his record was a remarkable 190-48. At only age 56, at the peak of his career, he stunned the college football world by walking away. For the first time, Bob opens up about his career alongside the evolution of the game itself. From his unlikely emergence as a star player at the University of Iowa, to his coaching apprenticeships under giants like Hayden Fry, Bill Snyder, and Steve Spurrier, Stoops recounts how the game he fell in love with as a boy has evolved into a billion-dollar business often compromised by recruiting wars, aggressive agents, overzealous boosters and alumni, and the emergence of the CEO head coach rather than mentor and teacher. Bob holds nothing back while explaining why it was time to step away from the game-and players-he still loves. Told with a rare combination of sincerity, vulnerability, and pure heart, No Excuses is both an engaging and eye-opening football memoir and an unprecedented portrait of a coach of one of the greatest legacy programs in the history of the college game.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Football At Ball State University 1924 2001

Author : E. Bruce Geelhoed
ISBN : 0738518921
Genre : History
File Size : 45.95 MB
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Intercollegiate football was played in Muncie, Indiana for the first time in 1924, when the Hoosieroons of Ball Teachers College played their first game against the Indiana State Normal School and their first home game against Central Normal College. The Hoosieroons became the Cardinals of Ball Teachers College in 1927, and then Ball State Teachers College in 1929, and finally Ball State University in 1965. Over the course of the next 75 years, Ball State's football program grew from essentially a small college enterprise to its present status as a respected member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and a participant in NCAA Division I football. The echoes of cheering fans can be heard, even in an empty stadium. Using over 200 vintage photos, E. Bruce Geelhoed explores how football grew and developed at Ball State University. Spanning from 1924, when Ball Teachers College was a branch campus of the Indiana State Normal School, to the present day when Ball State is a comprehensive regional university, this book tells the stories of the players, coaches, and traditions that characterize this American pastime in Indiana.
Category: History

Florida Saturdays At The Swamp

Author : David Stirt
ISBN : 1582611130
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 59.29 MB
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls The Swamp "the loudest, most obnoxious and notorious piece of real estate in all of college football." The Florida Gators call it home. With humidity reminiscent of a rain forest, on-field temperatures often topping 125 degrees, and the wildest fans in America, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, also known as "The Swamp," is universally regarded as one of the toughest stadiums for opposing teams to play. Saturdays at the Swamp captures, in words and photos, the unique experience that is game day at The Swamp.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Coaching Soccer

Author : Tim Schum
ISBN : 1570280940
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 86.53 MB
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Covers fundamental skills, offensive and defensive strategy, conditioning, and motivational techniques in a handboook for coaches
Category: Sports & Recreation

Soccer Skills And Drills

Author : James W. Lennox
ISBN : 0736056297
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 41.1 MB
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Master all the fundamentals that matter on the pitch with Soccer Skills & Drills. This comprehensive instructional guide for players and coaches alike teaches the techniques necessary for success as well as games and drills to hone your skills to perfection. Learn to dribble, receive, pass, shoot, head, tackle, and guard the goal with guidance from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the top coaches' organization in the United States. Then use the 80 progressively arranged games and drills to practice those skills in competitive situations and small-sided games. The insightful teaching points and effective practice activities will reinforce your execution of the fundamentals and expand your repertoire of techniques and tactics. Dozens of photographs and diagrams are provided to help you visualize the technical instruction, while the application of each skill is described from both tactical and positional perspectives. More than a drill book, Soccer Skills & Drills is the information-packed resource that will elevate any player's game!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Bummy And The Coach

Author : Casey Camden
ISBN : 9781491824924
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 30.93 MB
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A book about more than basketball. Bummy and the Coach is about life, relationships, politics in school systems, and a small town. A middle aged coach and a 97 year old man team up together to create a winning basketball season and a winning book for readers of all ages.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Nfl Head Coaches

Author : John Maxymuk
ISBN : 9780786492954
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 23.12 MB
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The 466 men who have held the increasingly demanding and prestigious position of Head Coach in the National Football League and the two leagues that merged into it (the All America Football Conference of the 1940s and the American Football League of the 1960s) form an exclusive club. This book essentially answers three questions about every professional head coach since 1920: Who was he? What were his coaching approach and style, in terms of both leadership and gridiron tactics? How successful was he? Every entry begins with standard background information, followed by each coach’s yearly regular season and postseason coaching record, and then his statistical tendencies toward scoring, defense and play calling. The entry then addresses the three questions noted above.
Category: Sports & Recreation