On Rocky Top

On Rocky Top : A Front-Row Seat to the End of an Era

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"The best book on college football I've read in a generation....If you love college football, you'll love this book."
-- Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys Won!

Part Season on the Brink, part Fever Pitch, On Rocky Top is a rollicking, all-access pass to the rough-and-tumble world of University of Tennessee football. The book chronicles the 2008 season, during which the team suffered its second worst record ever and Head Coach Phil Fulmer, the most beloved and recognized man in Tennessee, was fired. Author of Dixieland Delight, Clay Travis offers a fascinating inside look at the inner workings of a major college sports program, and chronicles a season of promise that went terribly wrong, ending a long, fabled era.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 341 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 22.86mm | 272.16g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Frontispiece; Halftones, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061719277
  • 9780061719271
  • 1,041,887

Back cover copy

When Clay Travis decided to spend the 2008 season up close and personal with the University of Tennessee Volunteers, he thought he was in for a rollicking ride with a leading contender for the national title. But by December, the team had suffered its second-worst season ever, and its head coach of more than thirty years, Phil Fulmer, the most beloved and recognized man in Tennessee, had been fired.

In On Rocky Top, Travis, a lifelong Volunteer fan, reports on the season from the sideline and inside the locker room, creating a fascinating and loving chronicle of an impassioned state, a celebrated football culture, a beloved coach, and the sensational collapse of a once-mighty juggernaut.
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Review quote

"On Rocky Top combines the fan's passion of Fever Pitch with the inside access of A Season on the Brink. The result is a compelling portrait of one of the SEC's premier football programs--and one of college football's most beloved coaches. A must-read for every sports fan."--Warren St. John, nationally bestselling author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer and Refugees United
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226 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 32% (73)
4 44% (99)
3 19% (43)
2 4% (8)
1 1% (3)
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