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Urban Meyer vs. College Football
Urban Meyer vs. College Football

Urban Meyer vs. College Football

The Case for College Football's Greatest Coach
By Ben Axelrod

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

ISBN 9781629374635

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2017)

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Urban Meyer is collecting national championships, and he's not slowing down. Wherever he goes, greatness immediately follows, and you can always look for his teams to be highly-ranked contenders when bowl season rolls around. But is Meyer the best college football coach of all time? In Urban Meyer vs. College Football, author Ben Axelrod explains exactly what separates Meyer from his peers and compares his accomplishments to some of the all-time legends like Nick Saban, Bear Bryant, and Joe Paterno. From his playing days at University of Cincinnati to his first Buckeyes stint as an assistant under Earle Bruce, to his victories at at the helm of Florida and Ohio State, Meyer has a ferocious, undeniable talent for coaching that may be unparalleled in football history.

Author Biography

Ben Axelrod is a senior writer covering Ohio State at Land of 10, hosts the "Inside the Shoe" podcast and has been covering OSU sports since 2009. He previously covered the team at Bleacher Report, Buckeye Sports Bulletin/Scout.com and Rivals.com. Axelrod is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University and this is his first book.

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Urban Meyer vs. College Football

The Case for College Football’s Greatest Coach

By Ben Axelrod

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, s.ofman@triumphbooks.com

 

College football team is made up of students, young men who, despite their size and skill, are still developing into the men they will be for the rest of their lives. To lead them requires more than a clipboard filled with X’s and O’s. It requires a teacher capable of inspiring and guiding his team to success on and off the field. Nobody has achieved this goal as consistently as Urban Meyer.

 

In Urban Meyer vs. College Football (Triumph Books, Sept 15, 2017), sportswriter Ben Axelrod explores what makes Urban Meyer the best in the business. Axelrod delves into Meyer’s approach to the game, his statistical dominance, and the challenges he’s overcome to accomplish unparalleled success. From his early years Bowling Green to his triumphant return to the apex of the sport with the Buckeyes, Meyer has left his mark on the history of college football. Highlights include:

 

  • A biographical look at Meyer’s early years, from his Minor League Baseball stint to his climb up the football coaching hierarchy
  • Case by case breakdowns arguing Meyer’s case against his contemporaries, including Jim Harbaugh, Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban
  • Analysis of how Meyer stacks up against legendary coaches like Bear Bryant and
  • Meyer’s legacy, from his coaching tree to the success of his recruits
  • The extremely impressive roster of  “The All-Urban Meyer Team”

 

Urban Meyer vs. College Football offers a thorough and thoughtful look at the unique career of one of the game’s iconic personalities. Both diehards and the new generation of college football fans will find value in the pages of this great new title.

 

About the Author:


Ben Axelrod is a senior writer covering Ohio State at Land of 10, hosts the "Inside the Shoe" podcast and has been covering OSU sports since 2009. He previously covered the team at Bleacher Report, Buckeye Sports Bulletin/Scout.com and Rivals.com. Axelrod is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University and this is his first book.

 

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