Thursday, February 6, 2014

Book: Three and Out

Bacon, John U. 2011. Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines. FSG.

Three and Out (a fine pun indeed) tells the story of the Rich Rodriguez era as coach of the University of Michigan football team. It is interesting for two reasons. First, it presents an account that is much more favorable to Rich than the one I picked up from the local media at the time. Second, completely independent of Rich Rod, it presents an insider account of how a major college football program works, both at the level of what the players and coaches experience and at the level of how the program interacts with the central administration. I found the latter of great interest. Rich Rod deserves a lot of credit for letting the author have the access he had, which is quite extraordinary.

Recommended if you are into such things.

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