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Go Blue!
Go Blue!

Go Blue!

Michigan's Greatest Football Stories
By Steve Kornacki, Foreword by Lloyd Carr

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781600788482

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2013)

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Overview

An inside take on the Wolverine's football program
Some of greatest untold stories from Michigan’s football program are shared in this book based on intimate interviews with former players and coaches. Due to his long history covering Michigan football, author Steve Kornacki was given open-door access to Lloyd Carr, Bo Schembelcher, and Gary Moeller, all of whom provided hours of their time sharing their personal accounts and of occurrences during their coaching tenures; the stuff that legends are made of. Stories include being in the Michigan locker room after Bo Schembechler’s last game in the Big House and hearing his rousing speech leading the team in “The Victors” as they punctuated each verse by thrusting red roses toward the ceiling. Coach Carr tells about riding in a limousine through New York on the eve of the Heisman Trophy presentation with Desmond Howard en route to a meeting at NBC Studios with Tom Brokaw and a night in the green room at Late Night with David Letterman. A more heartfelt yarn is the “American Dream” tale of quarterback Elvis Grbac’s Croatian family and the story of center Steve Everitt’s family surviving Hurricane Andrew in a bathtub with the family dog and his 1990 Gator Bowl MVP trophy. Go Blue! reaches back to those special places in time in the program’s history in addition to sharing heartwarming anecdotes. This collection is something no Michigan football fan will want to be without.

Author Biography

Steve Kornacki has covered the University of Michigan Wolverines football team for the last five decades as a beat writer for the Ann Arbor News and later the Detroit Free Press. His byline has appeared on features and columns on the Wolverines during each of the last five decades for those newspapers and other media agencies, most recently at FOXSportsDetroit.com. He lives in Plymouth, Michigan. Lloyd Carr is a College Football Hall of Fame coach who led the University of Michigan Wolverines to five Big Ten Conference titles and a National Championship win. He served as head football coach for 12 years and is a retired assistant athletic director. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Media

Steve Kornacki, author of Go Blue!, was interviewed on "Sports and More with Drew Lane & Marc Fellhauer" on WMGC-FM.
Steve Kornacki, author of Go Blue!, was interviewed on "Sports Final Edition" on WDIV-TV.
Go Blue! was featured on the Iron Mountain Daily News website.
Go Blue! was excerpted in the October issue of The Wolverine.
Go Blue! was featured on West Bloomfield Patch in conjunction with author Steve Kornacki's September 12 book signing.
Go Blue! was featured in "Michigan Today", the University of Michigan's online magazine.

Book Signings

Past Events


Dec
15
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Northville, MI
12:00pm
Dec
01
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Brighton, MI
12:00pm
Nov
29
Steve Kornacki & Former UM Star Mark Messner - Go Blue! ›
Ann Arbor, MI
6:00pm
Nov
22
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Allen Park, MI
7:00pm
Nov
19
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Mount Clemens, MI
12:00pm
Nov
15
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Shelby Twp., MI
6:30pm
Nov
08
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Northville, MI
7:00pm
Oct
05
Steve Kornacki & John Kolestar - Go Blue! ›
Ann Arbor, MI
12:00pm
Sep
25
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Ann Arbor, MI
7:00pm
Sep
24
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
Ann Arbor, MI
12:00pm
Sep
12
Steve Kornacki - Go Blue! ›
West Bloomfield, MI
7:00pm

Press Releases

Go Blue!: Michigan's Greatest Football Stories

By Steve Kornacki with foreword by Lloyd Carr

 

CONTACT: Bill Ames ∙ Triumph Books ∙ 312.676.4256 ∙ b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

The Michigan Wolverines have the most all-time wins and the highest winning percentage in college football history. Fans flock to Michigan Stadium in record-breaking numbers and coaches and players are frequently honored with inductions into the College Football Hall of Fame. However, that's just what happens on the field.

 

Offering a complete picture of Wolverines football, Go Blue!: Michigan's Greatest Football Stories (Triumph Books, September 2013) by dedicated beat writer Steve Kornacki with foreword by former Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr is an emotional, inspiring collection of anecdotes and stories from years of sports journalism such as:

 

  • Legendary upsets and triumphant victories throughout the years such as beating Ohio State in 1969, South Carolina in 1985 and Michigan State in 2004 en route to the Big Ten co-championship
  • Intimate portraits of famous Wolverines including the author's trip with then-Heisman favorite Desmond Howard to see a taping of Late Night with David Letterman, reminiscing about announcer Frank Beckmann's soliloquy following a crucial pass interception by Charles Woodson, an emotional "American Dream" moment after the 1993 Rose Bowl with Elvis Grbac's father and more
  • Inside looks at the workings behind Wolverine football, including reflections from former players about beloved coach Bo Schembechler, spending 24 hours before kick-off with Mark Messner and shadowing Lloyd Carr during recruitment season.

 

A perfect keepsake for students and alumni, football enthusiasts and fans that bleed maize and blue, Go Blue! is sure to entertain and inspire as a loyal tribute to the tradition of Wolverine football.

 

About the Author:

Steve Kornacki has covered the University of Michigan Wolverines football team for the last five decades as a beat writer for the Ann Arbor News and later the Detroit Free Press. His byline has appeared on features and columns on the Wolverines during each of the last five decades for those newspapers and other media agencies, most recently at FOXSportsDetroit.com. He lives in Plymouth, Michigan.

 

Lloyd Carr is a College Football Hall of Fame coach who led the University of Michigan Wolverines to five Big Ten Conference titles and a National Championship. He served as head football coach for 12 years and is a retired assistant athletic director. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

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