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Head Ball Coach - My Life in Football, Doing It Differently--and Winning

Steve Spurrier

In this New York Times Bestseller, College football's most colorful, endearing, and successful pioneer, Steve Spurrier, shares his story of a life in football -- from growing up in Tennessee to winning the Heisman Trophy to playing and coaching in the pros to leading the Florida Gators to six SEC Championships and a National Championship to elevating the South Carolina program to new heights -- and coaching like nobody else. He's been called brash, cocky, arrogant, pompous, egotistical, and hilarious, but, mostly, he's known as the Head Ball Coach, a self-ordained term introduced to the lexicon of football by none other than the man, himself, Steve Spurrier. He is the only coach who can claim to be the winningest coach at two different SEC schools, and the only person who has won both the Heisman Trophy as a player and a national championship as a coach. Or who has won a Heisman and coached a Heisman winner. From the beginning, Spurrier didn't want to sound like other coaches, dress like other coaches, and, especially, coach like other coaches. As a controversial football pioneer, he ushered in a different style of leadership and play. Spurrier's press conferences were glorious -- he refused to lapse into coachspeak and was always entertaining, although he took his football very seriously. He was known for his fierce competitiveness, roaming up and down the sidelines, often throwing his signature visor to the ground in disgust. Now resigned from coaching at age 70 -- he doesn't like to say "retired" yet -- Spurrier has calmed down, but don't mistake that for a lack of fire. He can be just as feisty as the day he set foot on the East Tennessee dirt in Johnson City's Kiwanis Park, where he grew up to become one of the state's all-time greatest athletes, and went on to play for Florida where he launched one of sports history's all-time great careers. In his memoir, Spurrier talks for the first time about the circumstances under which he unexpectedly became a coach and why he resigned at South Carolina. He explain

In this New York Times Bestseller, College football's most colorful, endearing, and successful pioneer, Steve Spurrier, shares his story of a life in football -- from growing up in Tennessee to winning the Heisman Trophy to playing and coaching in the pros to leading the Florida Gators to six SEC Championships and a National Championship to elevating the South Carolina program to new heights -- and coaching like nobody else. He's been called brash, cocky, arrogant, pompous, egotistical, and hilarious, but, mostly, he's known as the Head Ball Coach, a self-ordained term introduced to the lexicon of football by none other than the man, himself, Steve Spurrier. He is the only coach who can claim to be the winningest coach at two different SEC schools, and the only person who has won both the Heisman Trophy as a player and a national championship as a coach. Or who has won a Heisman and coached a Heisman winner. From the beginning, Spurrier didn't want to sound like other coaches, dress like other coaches, and, especially, coach like other coaches. As a controversial football pioneer, he ushered in a different style of leadership and play. Spurrier's press conferences were glorious -- he refused to lapse into coachspeak and was always entertaining, although he took his football very seriously. He was known for his fierce competitiveness, roaming up and down the sidelines, often throwing his signature visor to the ground in disgust. Now resigned from coaching at age 70 -- he doesn't like to say "retired" yet -- Spurrier has calmed down, but don't mistake that for a lack of fire. He can be just as feisty as the day he set foot on the East Tennessee dirt in Johnson City's Kiwanis Park, where he grew up to become one of the state's all-time greatest athletes, and went on to play for Florida where he launched one of sports history's all-time great careers. In his memoir, Spurrier talks for the first time about the circumstances under which he unexpectedly became a coach and why he resigned at South Carolina. He explain
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In this New York Times Bestseller, College football's most colorful, endearing, and successful pioneer, Steve Spurrier, shares his story of a life in football -- from growing up in Tennessee to winning the Heisman Trophy to playing and coaching in the pros to leading the Florida Gators to six SEC Championships and a National Championship to elevating the South Carolina program to new heights -- and coaching like nobody else. He's been called brash, cocky, arrogant, pompous, egotistical, and hilarious, but, mostly, he's known as the Head Ball Coach, a self-ordained term introduced to the lexicon of football by none other than the man, himself, Steve Spurrier. He is the only coach who can claim to be the winningest coach at two different SEC schools, and the only person who has won both the Heisman Trophy as a player and a national championship as a coach. Or who has won a Heisman and coached a Heisman winner. From the beginning, Spurrier didn't want to sound like other coaches, dress like other coaches, and, especially, coach like other coaches. As a controversial football pioneer, he ushered in a different style of leadership and play. Spurrier's press conferences were glorious -- he refused to lapse into coachspeak and was always entertaining, although he took his football very seriously. He was known for his fierce competitiveness, roaming up and down the sidelines, often throwing his signature visor to the ground in disgust. Now resigned from coaching at age 70 -- he doesn't like to say "retired" yet -- Spurrier has calmed down, but don't mistake that for a lack of fire. He can be just as feisty as the day he set foot on the East Tennessee dirt in Johnson City's Kiwanis Park, where he grew up to become one of the state's all-time greatest athletes, and went on to play for Florida where he launched one of sports history's all-time great careers. In his memoir, Spurrier talks for the first time about the circumstances under which he unexpectedly became a coach and why he resigned at South Carolina. He explain

Language:

English

Narrators:

Buddy Martin, Tom Stechschulte

Length:

10h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:15


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:30


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:31


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:56


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:47


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:14


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:48


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:35


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:30


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

00:39