A View from the Bench

A View from the Bench : The Story of an Ordinary Player on a Big-Time Football Team

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The memoirs of an average college football player at one of the most dominant college football programs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 20mm | 240g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252071727
  • 9780252071720
  • 1,749,218

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"I love the book! It takes me back to those pleasant days at Nebraska. I didn't realize I was so tough on George and the other defensive linemen. As he admits, he wasn't one of the outstanding players on the team, but he worked hard... That's all a coach can ask. As a writer on college football he makes the first team." -- Monte Kiffin, defensive coordinator for the 2003 Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers "No other book about the college athletic experience rings truer." -- Benjamin G. Rader, author of American Sports "It brought back the sounds, sights, smells, pain, and excitement of being an average football player in a big-time college football program. I was impressed by Mills' description of those seemingly endless practice sessions, of those fanatical coaches, of the dedication of that handful of teammates who had a genuine chance of making it in the pros, and the joys of being a big man on campus." -- Stephen E. Ambrose, biographer of Nixon and Eisenhower and former pulling guard and linebacker at Wisconsin, 1954-56
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3 50% (3)
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