Winning's Only Part of the Game: Lessons of Life and Football (Hardcover)

Author: Bobby Bowden

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The Bowdens are the First Family of college football. Bobby, the father, built the winningest program of the decade at Florida State. Son Terry took over an Auburn team on probation and led it back into the top tier of the sport. Son Tommy is Auburn's offensive coordinator and will likely get his own program in the next few seasons. Son Jeff, now coaching Florida State receivers, will earn his own head coaching opportunity one day. So will the boys' brother-in-law Jack Hines - who played for Bobby, married his oldest daughter, Robyn, and now coaches with Terry at Auburn. Reading this book is like accepting an exclusive invitation to a Bowden family gathering, where discussions range from informal debates about the best winning strategy to disarmingly candid appraisals of the racial undercurrents of college athletics. Listen to inside stories of key moments in Games of the Century, of the recruiting and coaching of famous athletes such as Deion Sanders and Charlie Ward. Hear how it feels to be trapped inside a locker room with angry fans pounding on the door, to be the son of a coach hanged in effigy, to have to choose between the interests of a troubled young athlete and the image of a football program. Learn, with the Bowdens, the lessons of careers measured in clock ticks and place-kicks.

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Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780446520508
SKU 30908850
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0446520500
Release Date 7/26/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
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Annotation Bobby Bowden has been the head coach at Florida State University for over 20 years; his son Terry is head coach at Auburn University. Another son, Jeff, is Bobby's assistant; still another son, Tommy, and a Bowden son-in-law, Jack Hines, are Terry's assistants. Herein the Bowden family--which also includes Bobby's wife Ann, their son Steve who is a philosophy Ph. D., and their daughter Ginger who is a lawyer--offer their view of life which is, not surprisingly, heavily influenced by the game.
Editors Note A famous college football coach and his family, who are also involved in athletics and education, share their inspiring personal experiences with students and players and discuss the importance of values in raising children and in competition.
Editors Note 2 A famous college football coach and his family, who are also involved in athletics and education, share their inspiring personal experiences with students and players and discuss the importance of values in raising children and in competition.
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Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Grand Central Publishing

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