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Blood, sweat, and chalk
Tim Layden

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Blood, sweat, and chalk
the ultimate football playbook : how the great coaches built today's game
Tim Layden

Published 2010 by Sports Illustrated Books in New York, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The modern game of football is filled with plays and formations with names like the Counter Trey, the Wildcat, the Zone Blitz and the Cover Two. They have become part of the sport's vernacular, and yet for many fans they remain just names, often confusing ones. To rectify that, Tim Layden has drilled deep into the core of the game to reveal not only how these chalkboard X's and O's really work on the field, but also where they came from and who dreamed them up..."--Dust cover flap.

Table of Contents

The web of coaches
The single wing
The wing T
The wildcat
The wishbone
Option fever
Air Coryell
Air heirs
The West Coast offense
Lombardi's power sweep
Student body right
Zone blocking
The spread offense
The one-back spread
BYU air raid
The spread option
The cover two
The Ryan Family defense
The zone blitz
Spread stoppers
The double A gap blitz
The no-huddle offense
A-II and beyond.

Edition Notes

At head of title: Sports Illustrated.

Poster on inside of dust jacket.

Other Titles
Sports Illustrated blood, sweat, and chalk, Sports illustrated.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
GV950.7 .L34 2010

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255 p. :
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