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Highly Recommended: “Overtime” by John U. Bacon

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Sonof'47alum's picture
February 21, 2020 at 8:59am

Yes, I know: I am recommending a book about TTUN.

But Bacon succeeds in providing as comprehensive an inside look at a modern-day major college football program as I have ever seen.  Besides, you do get to see an up-close-and-personal look at how brutal the 2018 loss to Ohio State was for the players.

Seriously, it is the in-depth look at big-time college sports—including the incredibly intense demands on the players—that makes this such a fascinating read.

And, after reading this, I never want to hear from anyone who graduated from TSUN that their school’s devotion to academics for their athletes bears any resemblance to that of an Ivy League school.

The icing on the cake: some incredible stories on Harbaugh’s over-the-top competitiveness, including an absolutely insane and hysterical one dealing with when his dad was in the hospital.  

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