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The Road to Bama
The Road to Bama

The Road to Bama

Incredible Twists and Improbable Turns Along the Alabama Crimson Tide Recruiting Trail
By Andrew Bone, Foreword by Jay Barker

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

ISBN 9781629378077

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2020)

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Overview

 Andrew Bone takes fans back to the start and behind the scenes, showing that the path to Bryant–Denny Stadium is not always a straight and narrow one
The University of Alabama boasts one of the nation's most storied football programs, and the recruiting acumen of coaches like Bear Bryant and Nick Saban plays a major role in that. The Road to Bama is a wild ride into the competitive world of college football recruiting, revealing how many Crimson Tide players found their way to Tuscaloosa.

Author Biography

Andrew Bone reports on Alabama football recruiting for BamaInsider.com, part of the Rivals.com network.  Jay Barker was the starting quarterback on Alabama's 1992 national championship team. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Nov
12
Jay Horwitz's "Mr. Met"  ›

7:30pm
Author Jay Horwitz will be doing a virtual event for his book "Mr. Met," hosted by [words] Bookstore. https://bit.ly/32unDb1
Nov
10
Andrew Bone's "The Road to Bama" ›
Tuscaloosa, AL
5:00pm
Author Andrew Bone will be doing a virtual event for his new book "The Road to Bama," hosted by Ernest & Hadley Booksellers. https://bit.ly/3laoJ3E

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The Road to Bama

Incredible Twists and Improbable Turns Along the Crimson Tide Recruiting Trail

By Andrew Bone / Foreword by Jay Barker 

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, sofman@ipgbook.com

 

The story of Alabama football is a story of championship success and legendary coaches. But coaches, even legendary coaches, don’t take the field on Saturdays. Players do, and the story of each Crimson Tide athlete begins long before kickoff.

 

In The Road to Bama: Incredible Twists and Improbable Turns Along the Crimson Tide Recruiting Trail (Triumph Books, September 29th, 2020), BamaInsider’s Andrew Bone explores the history of some of Alabama’s biggest stars and how they wound up in Tuscaloosa. Diehard fans follow every snap of their favorite players’ careers, but they rarely know the incredible recruiting stories that brought future stars to the team. Bone’s insider access and wealth of knowledge make him a perfect conduit for sharing these stories. Highlights include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword from former Crimson Tide quarterback Jay Barker discussing how it feels for hometown recruits to step onto Bryant-Denny Field
  • How the Tuscaloosa community (and Dreamland Bar-B-Que) have played a role in winning over visiting recruits, including Heisman finalist David Palmer
  • Breaking down the recruiting styles of Bear Bryant and Saban, and how they adapted their strategy over time
  • How Emmitt Smith mentored Trent Richardson during his recruitment, and memories of the game that solidified the running back as a five-star player
  • Interviews and anecdotes from generations of fan favorites

 

College football recruitment has undergone an enormous evolution in the Internet Age. Today, prospects enter the spotlight as early as their freshman year of high school. But before social media, these engaging and entertaining stories didn’t always come to light. Thanks to Bone and The Road to Bama, fans will discover what it was about Alabama that convinced the greatest players in school history to call Tuscaloosa home. No Crimson Tide fan’s library is complete without this must-read title.

 

About the Author:

Andrew Bone reports on Alabama football recruiting for BamaInsider.com, part of the Rivals.com network. 

 

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