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Buckeye Rebirth
Buckeye Rebirth

Buckeye Rebirth

Urban Meyer, an Inspired Team, and a New Era at Ohio State
By Bill Rabinowitz, Foreword by Earle Bruce

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781600789052

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2013)

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Overview

The Buckeyes overcome long odds to have one of their most successful seasons ever
Ohio State University's remarkable 2012 season--and the beginning of a new era at the Big Ten school—are recalled in this fascinating account. It tells the story of Urban Meyer, who accepted the job as head coach at Ohio State just before the NCAA banned the Buckeyes from postseason play in 2012, rendering them ineligible for the Big Ten Championship and bowl games. Meyer ultimately rose to the challenge of motivating a group of players to commit to the program despite the ban, and the book recounts what turned out to be one of the most remarkable seasons in Ohio State's 123-year history. Filled with never-before-revealed details about Meyer and the 2012 season, this surprising and entertaining record provides a complete picture of the new age at Ohio State.

Reviews

"Buckeye Rebirth is a classic by-product of strong beat reporting where access and trust equals a string of eye-opening scenes and information detailing the rise of the OSU program under Urban Meyer. Rabinowitz has done himself-and Buckeye fans-proud with this effort." —Armen Keteyian, 60 Minutes Sports correspondent and best-selling author

"The 2012 Ohio State football team will be remembered and appreciated for decades to come. There were so many potential unknowns and challenges facing this team. Buckeye Rebirth does an amazing job of recounting every step of the way-from the hiring of Urban Meyer to the improbable 12-0 season!" —Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN analyst and former Ohio State quarterback

"If you're a Buckeye fan, this book is a must-read to get a good window into how Urban Meyer created the foundation of what he wants to do at Ohio State." —Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com analyst and best-selling author

"Bill Rabinowitz does an excellent job chronicling the key details of Urban Meyer's smashing debut that has laid the foundation for big future success. A must-read for every Ohio State fan!" —Tom Dienhart, senior writer for BTN.com

Author Biography

Bill Rabinowitz is a sports writer who has written for the Columbus Dispatch since 1999 and has been on the Ohio State football beat since 2011. He was awarded first place in sports reporting for large newspapers in 2012 from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. Earle Bruce was the head football coach at Ohio State from 1979 to 1987, notching up a record of 86-26-1. Bruce was also a Buckeyes assistant coach under Woody Hayes from 1966 to 1971. In the mid-1990s, Bruce joined the broadcast team at WTVN radio in Columbus. His annual Earle Bruce's Beat Michigan Tailgate has raised thousands of dollars for various charities. Bruce lives in Dublin, Ohio.

Media

Bill Rabinowitz, author of Buckeye Rebirth, interviews live on "The Big E Sports Show" on Yahoo! Sports Radio.
Buckeye Rebirth was mentioned in the Patriot-News.
Buckeye Rebirth was mentioned on the website for the Akron Beacon Journal.
Buckeye Rebirth was mentioned on the Cincinnati Reds Blog.
Buckeye Rebirth was mentioned in the Columbus Dispatch.
Bill Rabinowitz, author of Buckeye Rebirth, interviews live on WOSU's podcast.
Buckeye Rebirth was mentioned in the Columbus Dispatch.
Bill Rabinowitz, author of Buckeye Rebirth, interviews live on GoldandBlack.com.
Buckeye Rebirth was excerpted on The O-Zone, a blog dedicated to Ohio State athletics.
Bill Rabinowitz, author of Buckeye Rebirth, was interviewed on WNDE.

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Buckeye Rebirth: Urban Meyer, an Inspired Team, and a New Era at Ohio State

By Bill Rabinowitz | Foreword by Earle Bruce

 

Contact: Quentin Ayukesong ∙ Triumph Books ∙ 312.337.0747 ∙ q.ayukesong@triumphbooks.com

 

The Ohio State Buckeyes were in trouble: after a scandal that forced the resignation of former head coach Jim Tressel, the team was facing severe NCAA sanctions that would keep it from a spot in the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship game. Fortunately, they had Urban Meyer on their side. Meyer, a two-time BCS National Championship winning coach at Florida, motivated the Buckeyes to a perfect 12-0 record during his first year as head coach.

 

The definitive account of one of the most unlikely and exceptional seasons in Ohio State history, Buckeye Rebirth: Urban Meyer, an Inspired Team, and a New Era at Ohio State (Triumph Books, October 2013) by award-winning sports journalist Bill Rabinowitz, with a foreword by former Buckeyes head coach Earle Bruce, includes:

 

  • How Meyer used his experience and expertise to jump-start a floundering program that could have easily buckled under the pressure of sanctions
  • A detailed account of Urban Meyer's life and career before taking the Ohio State job, including how he climbed the coaching ladder to the top-and then nearly lost it all
  • Thorough depictions of leaders such as John Simon, who overcame numerous injuries until he faced one that not even he could overcome, despite herculean efforts
  • The untold personal story behind Kenny Guiton's stunning rally against Purdue
  • The story of "The Golden Door" speech before the Michigan game, details of the grueling offseason workouts that tested players' resolve, and the truly "hands-on" approach Buckeyes assistant coaches took in saving Meyer's first recruiting class.

 

The book is for die-hard Ohio State fans and also any reader interested in a compelling, inspiring story. Buckeye Rebirth will entertain readers with a rare look inside a football program poised to return as a national powerhouse.

 

About the Authors:

Bill Rabinowitz is an award-winning writer who has written for the Columbus Dispatch since 1999 and has been on the Ohio State football beat since 2011. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Earle Bruce was the head football coach at Ohio State from 1979 to 1987, notching up a record of 86-26-1. Bruce was also a Buckeyes assistant coach under Woody Hayes from 1966 to 1971. In the mid-1990s, Bruce joined the broadcast team at WTVN radio in Columbus. His annual Earle Bruce's Beat Michigan Tailgate has raised thousands of dollars for various charities. Bruce lives in Dublin, Ohio.

 

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