Yep, just got a few more old football books in today. I like to find them on Amazon in the used books for less than $10. You can find some good info in these old football books. This afternoon, I skimmed through How to Coach Winning Football by Otto D. Unruh published in 1960. Great… Read More
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… Read More
“It is not where you line up, it is where you wind up.” John McKay USC Football Coach in his book Football Coaching talking about defense alignment.
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… Read More
Twitter and Tweet yourself and find some cool information about coaching youth football. Plus you will learn like minded football coaches on Twitter. Twitter is nothing more than a real time headline / subject feed from real people. Its a great source of niche information on your interest subject matter. And for youth football coaches,… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
I just finished Tom Landry: An Autobiography and it was excellent. I must admit I have always been a Dallas Cowboys fan since growing up in Texas and from the Dallas / Fort Worth area as a young child. I also coach youth football and I love this book. I am definitely a Landry guy!… Read More
I highly recommend this book by Coach Paterno, Paterno by the Book.
A good coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback, but not necessarily in that order. Minnesota Vikings Coach Bud Grant. I highly recommend Gentlemen, This Is a Football: Football’s Best Quotes and Quips for any football lover.