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College Football Book Reviews

The Carlisle Indian School: The Extraordinary Beginning of College Football’s Greatest Underdog

“Wrong Way Riegels” - How The 1929 Rose Bowl Led To Despair Then Redemption

1902: The First Rose Bowl and Its Revolutionary Impact on College Football’s Postseason

Fielding Yost And The Amazing “Point A Minute” Michigan Teams of 1901-1905

Walter C. ‘Bummy’ Booth and the Undefeated 1902 Nebraska Football Team

It was an important team in Nebraska football history.

Football History: How 1912 Marked the Arrival of Modern Football Through Final Major Rules Changes

1910: The Forward Pass And The Fight For The Soul of College Football

Vote On A “Man Killing Mastodon” T-Shirt Design!

Pick your favorite because I think I’m only making one.

How Did Nebraska Get Its Name? - Uncovering the Fascinating History Of Bugeaters To Cornhuskers

College Football History - Blood on the Gridiron: The True Story of the 1905 ‘Death Harvest’

1884-1894: Mass Momentum Plays And Brutality Bring Football to Edge of Extinction

The Flying Wedge was just one of a number of momentum plays that were lethal to players.

1890: The Beginning of Nebraska Football

It started with a ball and a guy who knew what he was doing.

How Nebraska’s Legendary Offensive Lines Were Built: Milt Tenopir - The Assembly Line

Book Review: Dream Like A Champion

John Cook’s honesty about his coaching methods is refreshing. Excellent book and Christmas is coming!

Book Review: Walk-On This Way - The On-Going Legacy of the Wisconsin Football Walk-On Tradition

Yes, I read a book about Wisconsin football.

Book Review: S. C. Gwynne’s “The Perfect Pass”

The story of Hal Mumme and how he invented the “Air Raid” offense. Excellent writing, excellent choice.

Book Review: Ben Utecht - Counting The Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter To My Family

A look at Ben Utecht’s book about dealing with his brain injury after playing in college at Minnesota and in the NFL.

Book Review: Forever Red - More Confessions of a Husker Fan

Steve Smith released Forever Red in 2005. This year he released an update. It's still the best Husker fan book ever written.

The Opening Kickoff: College Football's Birth

Review of Dave Revsine's Book - The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation. Excellent book about the birth of college football that isn't a boring history book. The holidays are coming.

Forever Red: Update Coming To A Great Husker Book

Forever Red: Confessions of a Cornhusker Football Fan remains the best Nebraska fan book ever written. Author Steve Smith will be doing an update expected to be published in the fall of 2015. He's looking for feedback from Husker fans.

Review: Husker Film - Through These Gates

A review of the Husker movie - Through These Gates.

Review: No Place Like Nebraska

No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy Of An Era consists of two volumes of over 1,500 pages of interviews with 100 players, coaches, media personalities and athletic department employees from the Tom Osborne teams that went 60-3 over five seasons.

What's The Best Husker Football Book You Can Buy?

Kenneth Jarecke's Husker Gameday 2010 - Farewell Big 12 is beyond phenomenal.

The Big Scrum - How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

The early days of football were marked by brutality as several young men died playing the sport. A group rose up to abolish the game. This book tells the story of how Teddy Roosevelt saved the game of football.

Book Review: Death to the BCS

"Death to the BCS" provides college football fans with a through expose of the bowl system, but struggles to fully explain why the big conference commissioners still push the BCS system, except because they can. Or maybe it's because while they don't get the additional revenue of a playoff, they keep much more of that smaller pie.

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind Sports

Scorecasting is an excellent book that challenges most of what you've always held to be true in sports.

Review: 1959 Nebraska Oklahoma Game DVD - The Greatest Upset In Nebraska History

A review of a DVD available of the 1959 Nebraska - Oklahoma game - a great stocking stuff just in time for Christmas (and the last Big 12 Championship game)!

Review: Tom Osborne - More Than Winning

Tom Osborne's book "More Than Winning" was re-released by University of Nebraska press. It provides an excellent window into Osborne's life and Nebraska football from the period of 1979-1983.

Review: Draft Season - Four Months on the Clock (What It's Like Preparing for the NFL Draft)

Book Review: Draft Season - Four Months on the Clock - Author Bobby Deren gives us a look into four players' preparation for the 2009 NFL draft. Florida Atlantic linebacker Frantz Joseph, Michigan cornerback Morgan Trent, South Carolina wide receiver Kenny McKinley and Nebraska offensive tackle Lydon Murtha reveal what they went through in their attempt to get drafted. Great read.

Review: The Pro Football Historical Abstract (And A Look At Football Statistics)

Book Review: Sean Lahman's Pro Football Abstract, and how his statistical formulas might be used to analyze college football players across generations.

Review: When March Went Mad: the Game That Transformed Basketball

Seth Davis' "When March Went Mad" is a human story about an amazing season and the evolution of how America watches sports and big events.

Review: The Maisel Report - College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated

Review of Ivan Maisel's book "The Maisel Report - College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated"