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Return to Glory: Inside Tyrone Willingham's Amazing First Season at…
por Alan Grant
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Notre Dame's Football Program, for decades the most celebrated in the nation, was in disarray. After a lamentable five wins in 2001, the team was dispirited and desperately in need of leadership. Facing one of their toughest schedules ever in 2002, the players had little to look forward to -- until Tyrone Willingham showed up. This stoic and mysterious new coach, who shunned the glare of media attention, wasted no time reclaiming the national spotlight for his team. Set on recapturing the glory of earlier eras in his very first season at Notre Dame, Willingham proved from the very first game that he had transformed a struggling group of players into the most exciting team in the country. By the season's end, he had doubled the team's victories from the year before and earned himself the distinction of winning more games in his first year than any other coach in Irish history. And it wasn't just the Notre Dame record books that took note. As one of only four black coaches in all of Division I-A football, and Notre Dame's first black coach in any sport, Willingham caught the attention of fans nationwide. Earning the titles "Coach of the Year" from ESPN and "Sportsman of the Year" from Sporting News, he staked his claim as one of the major forces in college football. In Return to Glory, Alan Grant takes readers inside Notre Dame's program as no one has seen it before. Given exclusive access to the players and coaching staff, he masterfully re-creates, week by week, the drama of a team playing above all expectations and the maneuverings of a master strategist facing the biggest challenge of his life. Most of all, he takes readers behind the famously stone-faced persona of Ty Willingham, revealing the warmth, intelligence, and originality that inspired the players and fans. From sweltering summer practices to tense coaches' meetings to the sidelines of the Gator Bowl, Grant shows how a single season transformed one of the nation's most renowned sports programs -- and how an unlikely pairing of coach and university proved to be the beginning of something huge. Book jacket.
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