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Head Ball Coach

Author : Steve Spurrier,Buddy Martin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-08-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780399574689
File Size : 43,8 Mb
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Book Summary: 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.

Laughing with the Head Ball Coach

Author : Richard Sikes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007-10-01
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0974585416
File Size : 52,8 Mb
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The Score Takes Care of Itself

Author : Bill Walsh,Steve Jamison,Craig Walsh
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-08-20
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781101109014
File Size : 36,9 Mb
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Book Summary: 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

Author : N. Jeremi Duru
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-01-07
Category : Law
ISBN : 9780199792269
File Size : 27,8 Mb
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Book Summary: 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

Author : Gilbert M. Gaul
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-08-25
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780698142916
File Size : 20,9 Mb
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Book Summary: • 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 over half the states in an economically troubled country, or when football players at some schools receive ten times the amount of scholarship awards that academically gifted students do? Billion-Dollar Ball considers these and many other issues in a compelling account of how an astonishingly wealthy sports franchise has begun to reframe campus values and distort the fundamental academic mission of our universities.

Gun T an RPO System

Author : Kenny Simpson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-05-12
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9798645170639
File Size : 32,9 Mb
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Book Summary: 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 of a small school - the Gun T system is going to help us be successful right away. Being a spread coach for the last 8-9 years, this system easily blends the best of both worlds of spread and wing-." -Mike Wilson"Coach Simpson's Gun-T Offense is dynamic and efficient. This course gets into the foundation of building blocks of the Gun-T offense and what you are trying to do offensively to be as successful as possible." - Austin Pink"Amazing detail on numerous variations of attaching RPO's to your Bucksweep. Keeps it simple yet extremely informative. Great Job Coach Simpson, you made me a believer! Highly recommend!" - Mike Turso"Coach Simpson does a awesome job explaining his system, and he does it a way that people like myself who are not familiar with RPO's can understand!" - Coach Coleman

Martyball

Author : Marty Schottenheimer,Jeffrey Flanagan
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-09-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781613213216
File Size : 48,9 Mb
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Book Summary: 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.

Swing Your Sword

Author : Mike Leach
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2011-07-07
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9780983337188
File Size : 25,8 Mb
Total Download : 715

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Book Summary: 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.