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Do You Love Football? - Jon Gruden

Do You Love Football?

Paperback Published: 10th August 2004
ISBN: 9780060579456
Number Of Pages: 256

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When Jon Gruden asks his Tampa Bay Bucs, "Do you love football? " it's to remind them why they pull on their shoulder pads every Sunday morning. It's not about the money or the fame; it's about their passion for what they do.

And passion is something that has fueled Gruden's entire career. From his college playing days and his climb through the coaching ranks -- from college to assistant coaching jobs with the NFL's elite teams, to his first head coach job with the Oakland Raiders, and finally, with the Tampa Bay Bucs -- his meteoric rise is unparalleled. Underneath it all, though, he's just a humble, hardworking, no-nonsense guy who has no hobbies: "I'm not a scratch golfer. I don't know how to bowl. I can't read the stock market. Hell, I have a hard time remembering my wife's cell phone number. But I can call 'Flip Right Double X Jet 36 Counter Naked Waggle at 7 X Quarter' in my sleep."

Now, in this motivational memoir, Gruden provides insight into what makes him tick. Do You Love Football? is an intimate look at his life as a player, coach, and head coach, as well as the principles that have made him the hottest coach in the NFL.

"Do You Love Football?"p. 1
Doing It the Knight Wayp. 15
Notre Dame, Dan Devine, and the Best and Worst of Witnessing Greatness from the Insidep. 25
If You Can't Throw the Perfect Pass, Draw the Perfect Circlep. 39
Whether You're Cutting Film or Cutting a Rug, You Can't Volunteer Too Much for Knowlegep. 55
Finding Harvard in San Franciscop. 81
When Opportunity Calls, You Answer on the First Ringp. 107
"Boy Wonder or Boy Blunder?"p. 137
If the Head Coaching Jacket Fits, Wear Itp. 165
Who's Chucky?p. 177
Changing Teams Doesn't Mean Changing Expectationsp. 197
Validationp. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
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ISBN: 9780060579456
ISBN-10: 0060579455
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th August 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23