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BUDDY MARTIN is a Florida-born-and-raised journalist who grew up in the shadow of the Swamp and has known and interviewed every Florida football coach of the past fifty years. This is his fourth book on Gator football. The son of a newspaperman, Martin has won more than 150 awards during his journalism career, which includes sports editorships of four major newspapers—Florida Today, The St. Petersburg Times, the New York Daily News, and The Denver Post. Among the awards Buddy received was an Emmy in 1992 as an associate producer of The NFL Today show on CBS for his work with Terry Bradshaw. Martin left as associate editor of the Charlotte Sun (Florida) in 2008 to become executive editor of GatorCountry.com and Gator Country Magazine, where his popular columns now appear. He is a regular sports talk-radio commentator in Denver and in Florida. Buddy is also co-creator and associate director of the Sports Journalism Summit, held annually at the Poynter Media Institute in St. Petersburg. He and his longtime wife, Joni, and dog, Rinny, reside in Ocala, the birthplace of Buddy, his oldest daughter, Lori, and his late father, Wilton.
Buddy Martin's book on Urban Meyer is a glimpse inside
the heart and soul of this great coach. As a Buckeye fan it gives me great anticipation of how The Plan to Win will turn... Read more
Good ole fashioned hard work and effort type of inspiring book. I used to hate Urban because he was so good. Now he is one of my favorite coaches of all time. Great read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Setema
In depth look behind the man. I appreciate his priorities -- develop young men, redirecting those who come into the program misguided, being there for those having difficult... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter Henne
There are a few mistakes and hindsight is always 20/20 but this book did a great job bringing out the "true" Urban Meyer. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mac Dalgleish
First of all, I live in Gainesville FL., and am a fan. But you really don't have to be, to enjoy this book. It's a story of a man's quest.... Read morePublished 14 months ago by solerider
Gosh, I wish this writer was so enamored with his own writing. Not even a third of the way through and it's such a slog. So glad I waited to buy the paperback. Read morePublished 17 months ago by En Garde
I purchased this for my husband for a Christmas gift. Since Urban is our new head coach at tOSU I thought he would enjoy reading it. I was right! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Suzanne M McGurk
This is a must read book. Very inspiring and you can't put it down once you start. Great gift for anyone regardless if you are a Gator fan or not.Published 20 months ago by Jatyer55
This is not another college coach's semi-autobiography written after a national championship with the help of a ghostwriter. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ron