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 Way||p. 15|
|Notre Dame, Dan Devine, and the Best and Worst of Witnessing Greatness from the Inside||p. 25|
|If You Can't Throw the Perfect Pass, Draw the Perfect Circle||p. 39|
|Whether You're Cutting Film or Cutting a Rug, You Can't Volunteer Too Much for Knowlege||p. 55|
|Finding Harvard in San Francisco||p. 81|
|When Opportunity Calls, You Answer on the First Ring||p. 107|
|"Boy Wonder or Boy Blunder?"||p. 137|
|If the Head Coaching Jacket Fits, Wear It||p. 165|
|Who's Chucky?||p. 177|
|Changing Teams Doesn't Mean Changing Expectations||p. 197|
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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