Books – Football Books

Book – Coaching Football and the Split T Formation

Just received the book Coaching Football and the Split T Formation by James M Tatum and Warren K. Giese published in 1953.  I really love these old football books.  I read the first few chapters which are related to the history of football, coach’s responsibilities and common injuries with taping instructions.  I am about to …

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Football is a Game of Legs

I’ve been reading USC’s Coach John McKay’s book, Football Coaching.  He says that he believes that football is a game of legs and the primary excercise should be running.  I tend to agreee.  If you have strong legs and a strong base then football is easier for that player.  This off-season my youngest son is …

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Handbook of Winning Football by Coach George Allen

Last night I finished reading Handbook of Winning Football by Hall of Fame Coach George Allen.  About 450 pages of football wisdom.  It was published in 1975 but once you read it, you will realize why Coach Allen is a Hall of Fame football coach.  Also if you are a Washington Redskins fan from that era you …

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Bear Bryant Autobiography – Greatest College Football Coach

I just finished reading Bear: the Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama’s Coach Bryant, the autobiography of one of the greatest college football coaches of all time.  I enjoyed the book.  Bear is pretty cocky but his southern charm come through.  He is definitely old school and from a different generation. It was interesting to …

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The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh Football Book

A few months back, I read The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh the great football coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 1979-1989 and the innovator of the West Coast offense. This a must read book for any football coach but also any business professional. A major theme …

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Fritz Shurmur – Eagle Five-Linebacker Defense Football Book

I just started reading Frtitz Shurmer’s The Eagle Five-Linebacker Defense. This is a must have book simply for the description of outside linebacker / defensive end play. The play of the outside linebacker “starts with a good take off, or explosion, across the line of scrimmage on the snap.” They must “sprint across the line …

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