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The Book Head Ball Coach
The Author Steve Spurrier
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2016-08-30
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 320
ISBN 9780399574689
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Steve Spurrier Story
The Author Bill Chastain
The Publisher Taylor Trade Pub
Release Date2002-09
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 256
ISBN 0878333169
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The first comprehensive biography of one of football's most volatile personalities, this book tracks Spurrier from Heisman to head ball coach. 22 photos.


The Book The Steve Spurrier Story
The Author Bill Chastian
The Publisher Taylor Trade Publishing
Release Date2002-09-30
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 256
ISBN 9781461703402
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Mention the name Steve Spurrier to sports fans and without a doubt a lively discussion and exchange will ensue. Love him or hate him, opinions about the new coach of the Washington Redskins and University of Florida gridiron commander, rarely rate as ambivalent. Bill Chastain's The Steve Spurrier Story: From Heisman to Head Ballcoach is the first comprehensive biography of the man on the sidelines. Through interviews with family, friends, colleagues, and players, Chastain provides an intimate look at the significant influences and events that have helped shape Steve Spurrier into the extraordinary and oftentimes controversial football coach he is today. When Spurrier was growing up, the slogan "It's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game ..." was not a tenet that stuck in the Spurrier household, where Spurrier's father, the Reverend Graham Spurrier, liked to say, "if it doesn't matter if you won or lose, why do you keep score?" A talented athlete, made better by his competitive instincts, evolved from this philosophy. Spurrier's competitive instincts led him to performances that qualified him to win the Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback for the University of Florida; a disappointing NFL career followed. Spurrier's competitiveness continued to be his driving force once he began his coaching career. Few coaches in the history of college football impacted the outcome of a contest from the sidelines the way Spurrier did. An offensive genius with a unique feel for the game, Spurrier rubbed opposing coaches and fans the wrong way by winning—and winning big—while the University of Florida program reached heights never before dreamed of by alumni and fans. Complex and commanding, demanding and driven, Steve Spurrier steps up to the National Football League at the helm of the Washington Redskins in 2002. Having made Gator football synonymous with "powerhouse," can the ole Head Ballcoach dominate at the professional level the way he did in college? Although the jury may still be out, he


The Book I Love Georgia I Hate Florida
The Author Patrick Garbin
The Publisher Triumph Books
Release Date2012-08-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 320
ISBN 9781623680350
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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."


The Book Florida Saturdays At the Swamp
The Author David Stirt
The Publisher Sports Publishing LLC
Release Date2004-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 141
ISBN 1582611130
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Last Team Standing
The Author Matthew Algeo
The Publisher Chicago Review Press
Release Date2013-09-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 288
ISBN 9781613748886
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: During World War II, the National Football League faced a crisis unimaginable today: a shortage of players. By 1943, so many players were in the armed forces that the league was forced to fold one team (the Cleveland Rams) and merge two others: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. And so the Steagles were born, with a roster that included military draft rejects, aging stars lured out of retirement, and even a couple of active servicemen who managed to get leave for the games. The team’s center was deaf in one ear, its wide receiver was blind in one eye, and its halfback had bleeding ulcers. One player was so old he'd never played football with a helmet. Yet, somehow, this motley bunch managed to post a winning record—the first for the Eagles and just the second for the Steelers. But Last Team Standing isn’t just about football. It’s also about life in the United States during World War II, a time of fear and hope, of sacrifice and momentous change. It’s about rationing, racism, and Rosie the Riveter. It’s about draft boards, bond drives, and movie stars. Above all, it’s about the men and women of the Greatest Generation who couldn’t fight, but helped win the war in immeasurable ways. Matthew Algeo is the author of Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure and The President Is a Sick Man. An award-winning journalist, Algeo has reported from four continents for public radio’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, and Morning Edition.


The Book Football at Ball State University 1924 2001
The Author E. Bruce Geelhoed
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2001
Genre History
Pages 128
ISBN 0738518921
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Administration of Physical Education and Sport Programs
The Author Larry Horine
The Publisher Waveland Press
Release Date2013-05-31
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 335
ISBN 9781478609056
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This invaluable text presents the theory and practice of the administration of physical education and sport programs in an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format. With a strong background in history, Administration of Physical Education and Sport Programs, 5/E, addresses current topics and trends in management and administration while investigating the future of athletic administration. Special emphasis is placed on diversity, ethics, standards, conflict resolution, and transparency needs in all organizations. Each chapter begins with a case study and includes engaging end-of-chapter exercises. Critical thinking scenarios reinforce key terms and concepts. From the basics of management and administration to more topic-specific chapters discussing public relations, communications, law, and financial planning and budget restrictions, the text covers everything students need for administration courses.


The Book Ahmo Power
The Author Brian Honea
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2004-02-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 192
ISBN 9780595308101
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What is AHMO? It's the stuff that champions are made of. AHMO Power recounts the true story of a Texas high school football legend in the words of the players and coaches who made it happen. Think of any winning football team cliché, and it probably describes the 1977 Wylie Pirates-a team from a small Texas town that epitomizes the fanaticism Texans have about high school football. The Pirates electrified the entire Wylie population of about 3,500 in 1977 by running the table in the University Interscholastic League's Class 2A playoffs-all the way to the state championship. A little heart will go a long way toward winning. They were the best team on the field in each playoff game, and they never quit. The road to the state title was filled with adversity. One of the Pirates' best players left the team before the season started. They lost two of the first three games of the season. Many of the teams they faced in the playoffs were superior when it came to size and speed. But the Pirates had the hearts-and the smarts-to overcome these things. They also had AHMO on their side.


The Book My Conference Can Beat Your Conference
The Author Paul Finebaum
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2014-08-05
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 288
ISBN 9780062297433
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An all-access pass into the powerhouse teams and passionate fanbases of the legendary Southeastern Conference, from one of the most influential men in college football: ESPN’s Paul Finebaum. Proud owner of 14 prestigious college football programs, producing seven consecutive national championships, twelve NFL first round draft choices, and a budget that crushes the GDP of Samoa, the Southeastern Conference collects the most coveted ratings, rankings, and revenue of any conference in college football. With its pantheon of illustrious alumni like Bear Bryant, Herschel Walker, Peyton Manning, and Nick Saban, the SEC is the altar at which millions of Americans worship every Saturday, from Texas to Kentucky to Florida. If the SEC is a religion, its deity is radio talk-show host Paul Finebaum. In My Conference Can Beat Your Conference, Finebaum, chronicles the rise of the SEC and his own unlikely path to college football fame. Finebaum offers his blunt wisdom on everything from Joe Paterno and the Penn State scandal to the relevancy of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, and chronicles the best of his beloved callers, and the worst of his haters. My Conference Can Beat Your Conference is illustrated with 8 pages of color photos.


The Book Bummy and the Coach
The Author Casey Camden
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2014-08-04
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 430
ISBN 9781491824924
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book 100 Things Giants Fans Should Know Do Before They Die
The Author Bill Chastain
The Publisher Triumph Books
Release Date2015-04-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 256
ISBN 9781633192409
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Most San Francisco Giants fans have taken in a game or two at AT&T Park, have seen highlights of Willie Mays' basket catch on YouTube, and were thrilled by the team's World Series wins in 2010, 2012 and 2014, but even the die-hards—those who remember which pitcher started the first home game in San Francisco's history, have attended a spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium, or know how many home runs Barry Bonds hit into McCovey Cove during his record-setting career—will appreciate this ultimate resource guide for true fans of the San Francisco Giants. For both boosters from the days of Bobby Thomson and recent supporters of Bruce Bochy, Madison Bumgarner, and Buster Posey, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Longtime sportswriter Bill Chastain has collected every essential piece of Giants knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist that leads the way to achieving fan superstardom.


The Book 101 Youth Football Drills
The Author Malcolm Cook
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2013-09-30
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 129
ISBN 9781408195703
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Designed specifically for players aged 12 to 16, this manual contains a wide range of progressive practice drills to help young players develop. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are illustrated and cover the essential technical skills including: warming up, dribbling and running with the ball, passing, shooting, heading, crossing, goalkeeping and warming down. As well as easy-to-use instructions, each drill contains information on the equipment needed, the space required and how to organise the players. 'For 30 years Malcolm Cook has shone his light down the path of soccer development and progress.' Andy Roxburgh, UEFA Technical Director


The Book Advancing the Ball
The Author N. Jeremi Duru
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2011-01-07
Genre Law
Pages 224
ISBN 0199792801
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The Game Plan
The Author Vic Carucci
The Publisher Triumph Books
Release Date2014-10-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 288
ISBN 9781623688950
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As one of the most successful general managers and team presidents in NFL history, few people understand how to create the blueprint for a winning football team like Bill Polian. After building the Buffalo Bills team that went to four consecutive Super Bowls and taking the expansion Carolina Panthers to the NFC Championship just two years after the team's creation, he was responsible for the Indianapolis Colts drafting Peyton Manning with the first overall pick in 1998 and oversaw the team's victory in Super Bowl XLI. Now, Polian shares his blueprint for building a successful football team in The Game Plan. He details the decisions both a team needs to make in the regular season and the offseason to bring teams to the postseason and the NFL's ultimate test of a well-built team: the Super Bowl.


The Book 100 Things South Carolina Fans Should Know Do Before They Die
The Author Josh Kendall
The Publisher Triumph Books
Release Date2013-10-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 224
ISBN 9781623682972
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Most South Carolina football fans have attended a game at Williams-Brice Stadium, seen highlights of a young George Rogers, and can recite memorable quotes from the team’s “Head Ball Coach,” Steve Spurrier. But only real fans know the history of the team’s alternate black uniforms, remember when Cocky first appeared as the team’s mascot, or know all the lyrics to “The Fighting Gamecocks Lead the Way.” 100 Things South Carolina Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die 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 South Carolina football. Scattered throughout the pages, are pep talks, records, and Gamecocks lore to test fans’ knowledge, including the formative years of South Carolina football, from its origins in the 1800s to Paul Dietzel’s tenure in the 1960s and 1970s; George Rogers’ unforgettable 1980 Heisman Trophy season, including South Carolina’s upset of Bo Schembechler’s favored Michigan team in Ann Arbor; South Carolina’s entrance into the SEC in 1992 and Lou Holtz’s memorable tenure as Gamecocks head coach before Spurrier arrived in Columbia; and profiles of memorable Gamecocks figures such as Joe Morrison, Rogers, Dietzel, Jim Carlen, and recent stars Marcus Lattimore and Jadeveon Clowney. Die-hard fans from the days of George Rogers as well as new supporters of head coach Spurrier’s squad will enjoy this guide to everything Gamecocks fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.


The Book Bragging Rights
The Author Richard Ernsberger, Jr.
The Publisher M Evans & Company
Release Date2001
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 344
ISBN 0871319616
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An inside look at the SEC's most prominent programs as they unfolded during the 1999 season, this book includes in-depth profiles of the league's top players and best coaches. 22 photos.


The Book NFL Head Coaches
The Author John Maxymuk
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2012-08-07
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 436
ISBN 9780786492954
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Official Foot Ball Rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1935
Genre Football
Pages
ISBN UVA:X001611255
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Early volumes consisted of rules with a separate publication for text. Later volumes consist of text and rules.


The Book Soccer Skills Drills
The Author National Soccer Coaches Association of America
The Publisher Human Kinetics
Release Date2018-11-15
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 176
ISBN 9781492584155
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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!