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Offline sabot6d

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suggested reading list
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:02:39 PM »
I've seen over the last few months, lots of recommendations of reading material in random posts of random topics.

I'm hoping to see if anyone wants to post a list of books in one place.I have my plan in place for this year and am looking for good reads about football. Can be about a scheme or coaching styles or general. Just anything good and worth reading.

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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 12:14:46 AM »
Muck City is an interesting look into one of the poorest areas in the nation that also happens to be one of the most talent rich areas of Florida. Glades Central  has put over 30, yes over 30 players, into the NFL. This is a SMALL town in rural central Florida. Santonio Holmes and Fred Taylor went to school at Belle Glades Central. Just down the road a piece, is Pahokee HS(with a good amount of NFL talent themselves), alma mater to Anquan Boldin and Andre Waters. This rivalry game is know as the Muck Bowl. This little game between 2 small schools from 2 small towns has had over 25,000 spectators attend. I have been to a few and it is flat out amazing. Besides sugar cane there is little for these kids to look forward to. And sugar cane is not that far away from indentured servitude. File this into the "general" category. Oh yeah, the local private school is a beast also.
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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 10:57:19 AM »
"Our Boys"  Good book on Smith's Center Kansas football.   Roger Barta and the Smith's Center Redmen. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 03:13:59 PM »
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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 01:53:52 PM »
I'm looking to add to my book collection i only study old fashioned football and the history that goes with it with that said i have my list of the T football books that im in process of purchasing. I'm having trouble finding old single wing books and run and shoot books all suggestions are welcomed. I'm not looking for playbooks looking for god reads on the philsophies of single wing and run and shoot.
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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 03:15:13 PM »
Try to find a copy of: Single Wing Offense with the Spinning Fullback by John Aldrich.
I've read the other Single Wing books, this, by far is the best.
My favorite all time football coaching book.

Bookfinder only has one copy listed  and it's $250.00!
Try Amazon or hope a copy comes up on eBay.

The Run and Shoot-the offense of the future by Glenn "Tiger" Ellison.
The original version of this offense written in an entertaining fashion much like the above.
Bookfinder has several editions available starting at $49.00 or so.
Once again, try ebay or Amazon.
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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 03:35:46 PM »
Thanks Coach will add to list. Went to a couple vintage book stores to see if I got lucky with any good finds and both places selection was very limited I was disappointed you would think you can find something but no luck.....
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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 04:49:41 PM »
Try to find a copy of: Single Wing Offense with the Spinning Fullback by John Aldrich.
I've read the other Single Wing books, this, by far is the best.
My favorite all time football coaching book.

Bookfinder only has one copy listed  and it's $250.00!
Try Amazon or hope a copy comes up on eBay.

The Run and Shoot-the offense of the future by Glenn "Tiger" Ellison.
The original version of this offense written in an entertaining fashion much like the above.
Bookfinder has several editions available starting at $49.00 or so.
Once again, try ebay or Amazon.
any other good single wing reads that maybe more availiable ?
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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 11:40:02 AM »
Run and Shoot wise there is an Al Black book. Its good but its not cheap.  You can honestly learn a ton about the shoot from the Houston Gambler QB manual and the USFL playbooks and the Georgetown College playbooks.

Single Wing wise I would use library exchange for.  Its free and you can scan and make copies if you want.  It also will let you know if you really want to spend the money on the book. 

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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2016, 12:00:40 PM »
I've seen over the last few months, lots of recommendations of reading material in random posts of random topics.

I'm hoping to see if anyone wants to post a list of books in one place.I have my plan in place for this year and am looking for good reads about football. Can be about a scheme or coaching styles or general. Just anything good and worth reading.


Coach Calandes Practice and Drills manual

Coach Calandes double wing system playbook

Brand New 46 Guts manual


That's some good reading right there  ;)
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Re: suggested reading list
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 12:26:24 PM »
These are both readily available here and other places. Crisler started to run some stuff that would turn into wing t. Crisler came up with the buck series and I think was the first to use a spinning fullback. Bob could verify that from memory I bet. Any Michigan fan who doesn't know who Crisler was and what he did at Michigan shouldn't call themselves a Michigan fan. He truly changed the game with two platooning.

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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2016, 12:49:00 PM »

Coach Calandes Practice and Drills manual

Coach Calandes double wing system playbook

Brand New 46 Guts manual


That's some good reading right there  ;)
While said as kind of a joke I have to say the Practice and Drill Manual is really good no matter what offense you run.