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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.
Not a page turner but still came away with great insight on how Coach Meyer challenges his teams to excel in life and on the field. Thank you Coach.Published 27 days ago by SSBAKER
Good book, lots of insight into program and Myers way of doing things.Published 8 months ago by Greg Huster
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 20 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 20 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 on June 3, 2013 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 on May 15, 2013 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 on February 13, 2013 by En Garde