Followers of college football will know Saban best as the coach of the 2004 championship series–winning Louisiana State University Tigers. Here he offers an inspiring book that draws parallels between decisions made in life and those made on the gridiron. Saban's own journey, told with the help of sports journalist Curtis (The Men of March), began in a West Virginia mining town, where he was able, through his love of sports and the wisdom of his family, to walk a path toward excellence. With three main points (develop a good "product," i.e., yourself; know the competition; work with your team), Saban uses anecdotes and straight talk to bring solid advice that crosses over from sports to other aspects of life, including overcoming obstacles, going the extra mile and being honest with oneself. The lessons are homey in tone and commonsensical: e.g., "Invest your time, don't spend it" and "Climb the mountain, but watch your step." While an understanding of football could make the lessons more profound, the advice offered can be used by people in all professional fields and by those just trying to live a better, more fulfilling life. Photos not seen by PW.
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The winner of numerous National Coach of the Year honors, Nick Saban is the head football coach at Louisiana State University. In 2004, he coached the Tigers to a 13 —1 season and the BCS College Football national championship. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife and two children.
Brian Curtis is the author of Every Week a Season: A Journey Inside Big-Time College Football and The Men of March: A Season Inside the Lives of College Basketball Coaches. A former reporter for Fox Sports Net, he is now a host and analyst on College Sports Television. He and his wife, Tamara, live in New York City. Visit his website at www.briancurtis.us.
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SabaN2016!!! This guy is awesome and so real!
Seriously though, a lot of people don't like him, well they don't like success is what it really boils down to. Read more
Perfect gift for the Bama fan in your life. My husband loves Nick Saban and it's cool to get some insight into his life and methods of leadership and coaching. Great book!Published 16 days ago by Cecelia
If you are anyone who wants to succeed in life, then you should read this book. It is an easy read that should only take a couple of days, but it is chock full of useful... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jordan Davis
This is a book for all ages... young or old but would especially recommend this for younger people. This is probably the most interesting and inspiring book I have ever read... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book gives some great lessons on relentlessness. It was great to get the story from Saban's point of view as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by William T Morgan
Asked for, and gotten. I get to hear all about Saben every night. Awesome...for my husband. Lol. He loves itPublished 6 months ago by Leslie Henderson