So, this winter I have gotten myself into doing a little reading. I have a large interest in sports related books of the non-fiction variety. For some reason I just love reading the real perspective of things inside the world of sports.
From time to time we get book threads on here and I thought that as I read through these books I would give a brief overview of some of the books I read this winter. I finished this one quite a while ago but, IMO it was a great read.
When I first bought the book, I expected to maybe learn about his offense more than I actually did. Very little of the book is dedicated to actual football scheme and play. Mostly, Leach talks about his life story and his experiences.
One thing that was great about this book is that it is written exactly like Leach talks. You can just hear him saying the things in the book. At the very beginning there is a story he tells that I am still laughing about. In short, when he was a child, he used to like to camp out in the yard in a tent. Well, the neighbors dog would ruin his night by peeing on the tent. Leach, as a child got fed up to the point where he captured the dog and peed on him. The dog never peed on his tent again. There are numerous stories like this.
Another part of the book I looked forward to, perhaps even more than football scheme, was the Texas Tech fallout. Of course, you expect to hear an extremely biased point of view but you get more. Leach includes multiple emails and other documents to back himself up. The amount of scandal behind his firing was sickening. That is where I found a new hate for Craig James.
I'm not going to go through the whole book and give it away but my opinion is that this is a great read for anyone interested in college football and a guy who is certainly not the norm in the game. I would encourage anyone with an interest in Leach to read this thing. I would also encourage the people who think Leach is some ******* who locked a kid in a closet to at least read the last part of the book where he goes through the whole incident. You will change your opinion and like I said, it isn't just his perspective. He has documents in the book to back it up.
Next up: Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football
In short, when he was a child, he used to like to camp out in the yard in a tent. Well, the neighbors dog would ruin his night by peeing on the tent. Leach, as a child got fed up to the point where he captured the dog and peed on him. The dog never peed on his tent again. There are numerous stories like this.
This is why Mike Leach rocks in a nutshell.
In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.
This is a great book. I don't know that I've ever read another book as quickly as I went through this one. In particular, I found him & his staff's (@TTU) approach to disciplining players for not attending class to be hilarious.
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