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Hayden Fry: A High Porch Picnic Hardcover – March 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582610339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582610337
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,305,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easy reading book on the very successful career of legendary (ranks as 10th all-time winningest coach in NCAA history) college football coach Hayden Fry, known nationally as the long-time and much loved coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes ("Americas Team"). The book chronicle's his [unprecedented] success in "turning-a-round" hapless football programs at SMU, North Texas and Iowa. Highlights include his 17 bowl games (including 3 trips to the Rose Bowl), spending a lot of time with the Iowa Hawkeyes where he coached for twenty years, including 3 Big Ten Championships, but also recalls his days at SMU where he was the man responsible for integrating football in Texas (SouthWest Conference)- arguably his greatest achievement in his football career. His days as a high school and college standout player are also explored - a true "aficionado" for the game of football! Hawkeye fans and football fans alike will enjoy this "yarn" from one of the most colorful characters in college football in a generation!
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THROUGH HIS STORIES AND MEMOIRS HAYDEN FRY SHOWS EVERYBODY ONCE AGAIN THAT HE IS A "CLASS ACT".HE MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A HAWKEYE!! THANK YOU HAYDEN!
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Hayden Fry is a revered figure in the state of Iowa, and rightly so. He arrived in Iowa City in 1979 and quickly resusitated one of the worst football programs in the country. Under Fry's direction, the Hawkeyes went to the Rose Bowl three times in a nine-year span. Fry also integrated the Southwest Conference at Southern Methodist, and in this well-written autobiography, he brings his long, career successful career to life and recalls many colorful anecdotes. This is an entertaining and illuminating book from one of the most significant coaches of his generation.
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In this book, Hayden Fry showed you how he came up in life and in the coaching game.

He rattled off a lot of names of players he coached at Iowa in this book, and I love that when football coaches write books. Because at the end of the day, good, great, and overachieving football players make coaches careers. You can't be a coaching legend without the right players for your system(s) and Fry knew that.

If you're an Iowa Hawkeye football fan and you want to know about some Hawkeye football history, then read this book.

Especially for those who became fans of the Hawkeyes well after Fry retired in 1998, you need to read this book. Because Iowa football didn't start with Kirk Ferentz.
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