☆ Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football || ☆ PDF Download by Ä John U. Bacon

  • Title: Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football
  • Author: John U. Bacon
  • ISBN: 9781250078971
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Endzone tells the story of how college football s most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade and entirely of its own doing It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal a tale suited to Wall Street than the world s top public university Author John U Bacon takes you inside the offices, the board rooms and the lockeEndzone tells the story of how college football s most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade and entirely of its own doing It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal a tale suited to Wall Street than the world s top public university Author John U Bacon takes you inside the offices, the board rooms and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan to see what happened, and why with countless eye opening, head shaking scenes of conflict and conquest But Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that made it great for over a century values that went deeper than dollars The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans and faculty and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director, and a new coach the hottest in the land who vindicated the fans faith when he turned down money and fame to return to the place he loved most Michigan If you love a good story, you ll want to dive into Endzone The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football.
    John U. Bacon
    John U Bacon has written for Time, The New York Times, and ESPN Magazine, among other publications, earning national honors He is the author of five books on sports and business, including Three and Out, Bo s Lasting Lessons with Bo Schembechler , a New York Times and Wall Street Journal business bestseller Bacon teaches at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan and is a popular public speakercmillan author johnub


    After catching wind over Twitter last night that the local Barnes & Noble had jumped the gun a bit and had already placed this out for sale, I cancelled my pre-order and high-tailed it over to get my hands on this book I've been eagerly awaiting for months. I read this book in about six hours which makes me feel a little bad because John U. Bacon states in the acknowledgements it took him six months, but oh well. He should also be honored I read it so quickly -- it's been a long, long time [...]

    I have an obvious bias in favor of Michigan, so take my comments with a grain of salt. This is a tightly-plotted piece of investigative journalism on a case of institutional collapse. Michigan football, like the rest of the university, has had a superb record from its founding in the 19th century, and that was nearly destroyed in bungling case of corporate mismanagement and political dealing. The book has an obvious appeal to fans, but anyone with an interest in corporate or institutional manage [...]

    I think this is a great book for the simple fact that it reminds us Michigan fans that we got rid of Dave Brandon. Unfortunate many problems during this timeframe that DB was there were not even mentioned. Most of the book was devoted to his missteps in how he handled the student ticket policy. Dave Brandon tried to bring Ringling Brothers to Ann Arbor, trade tradition for wow factor, and if he had the power of the Queen of England he would have knighted himself as Sir Dave Brandon. He cared for [...]

    Are you a Michigan football fan? If not, you do not want to read this book. If yes, READ IT NOW!!! There were so many fun insider information tidbits, quotes by anybody who's anybody, and sidebar stories about random Michigan football characters from the past and present. As I fall directly into this book's target audience, I ate it up!!

    For followers and fans of University of Michigan football, this book tells a riveting story. For those who are not there is not much of interest. The dozens (hundreds?) of typos and grammatical errors which a decent editor should have corrected are a distraction.

    David Bjorne
    An essential read for any Michigan fan. This recounts the many mistakes of Dave Brandon, and takes you behind the scenes to see how Michigan managed to bring Jim Harbaugh home. A fantastic read for the beginning of the new season.

    Kayla MacLennan
    Safe to say, I was heavily involved with the University and football program over the exact timespan of this book Definitely read like a bizarro-yearbook of my time there. There is so much that I didn't know. Go Blue forever.

    I'm a John Bacon fan and a Michigan Alum. This book was rushed to the press to make money. The editing is horrible. Typos etc John should have taken his own advice about the "Michigan Man" and tried to get it right. Having had two daughters at the University of Michigan during this time period, coverage of the Brendan Gibbon's rape case is three paragraphs ( Taylor Lewan's behavior unmentioned )which got them both expelled three years after the rape charge! I think if Bo was coaching they would [...]

    Michael Hutchinson
    A five-star story about the mismanagement of one of top athletic departments mixed with one-star prose results in the two-star rating. The numerous typographical errors and at times incoherent sentences are most likely a result of the tight deadline the author faced in getting this book ready for release on the eve of the current football season. I could have waited a little longer for cleaner prose. One other thing that stands out is the mistake of declining an interview request from Mr. Bacon [...]

    Melissa Acuna
    Disclosure: I've read every single book that John Bacon has written and hold him in high regard, despite being an Ohio State fan, but this book was terribly disappointing. Not only because of the numerous typos, awkward sentence structures and redundancies, but those really didn't help, especially after the long explanation of what Michigan expectations "This Is Michigan!" truly mean. Clearly the book was written on a tight deadline, and it needs a good edit and a proofread before the second pri [...]

    Dave Jackson
    A thorough takedown of Dave Brandon's tenure as Michigan athletic director. It's an engrossing story, and it's well-reported (especially given that three key figures in the story - Brandon, former football coach Brady Hoke and former school president Mary Sue Coleman - didn't agree to talk to the author. Having read the author's other book on Michigan football, it's clear he is plugged in and respected through most of that community. The sections on the student response to a failed general admis [...]

    Richard Retyi
    It's weird to read a book about a place you worked for seven years offering new perspectives you were aware of but without all the details.The pre-Harbaugh portions (most of us book) were my favorite, with an in-depth look into how Michigan maintained success into the 2000s and then, in a few years, undid many of those same victories. The Harbaugh courting made me feel a little weird. I understand that Michigan had to overcome being cool on him before the 49ers snapped him up, but the amount of [...]

    Randy Mahar
    Great book. A little back ground, I am an East Coaster, so I knew nothing of the traditions, the history nor the devotion of the fans at Michigan. All I knew about M was they played Ohio St in a big game every year, and a cool movie, The Big Chill. If learning and knowing about such a clearly great school can be rated, I jumped from a 1 to a 4 (1-10 scale) just by reading this book. This author has written several books revolving around various aspect of the athletic experience at M. This is the [...]

    I love John U Bacon's books. Being a rabid, life-long Michigan fan, I devour them. Can't wait for them to come out. But I could have waited a little longer for this one, if it had been edited better. While I give this one 5 stars for the storyline and the stories within, I cannot get past the multiple misspellings, misuse of words, repetitive phrases (there is literally one point where a sentence is repeated. Literally, repeated. How does that happen??) and descriptions of people or places repea [...]

    Gene Killian
    An amazing story of corporate dysfunction and redemptionFull disclosure: I graduated from the UM Law School in '85, so I have a rooting interest that may sometimes color my thinking. This is a well-told story about the Dilbert principles at work in big-time college sports. It's also the fascinating backstory of how Michigan convinced the hottest coach in the country to return to his alma mater. The only major criticism: Mr. Bacon, at one point in the book, makes it clear that Michigan demands co [...]

    I'm hopelessly biased on the subject, so take my review for what it is. This was a great look at the recent history of the U of M athletic department failures and the hundreds of people who worked to turn it around. It's very early to say that the problems are fixed and everything will be better, but at least I have hope (even after a football loss!) that it can be. So for that and the well and widely researched stories and information in the book, 5 stars.I'd recommend it to fans of other schoo [...]

    I am only giving this 3 stars because the editing was atrocious. Too many spelling and grammar errors. St. Martin's Press should be ashamed of themselves. The research and the storytelling however deserve five stars. The author really did his homework and it showed. The book is worth reading if you are a Michigan fan.

    Karre Jacobs
    Just a must-read if you're a Michigan fan. Great behind-the-scenes picture of former AD Dave Brandon and just how the university wooed Harbaugh.

    David Fulmer
    This book gives a detailed account of the many problems faced by the University of Michigan football program and athletic department from 2010 to 2015 under the direction of athletic director Dave Brandon following a brief history of its past, characterized by the author as its rise, and concluding with the months following the resignation of Brandon, characterized as its return.The Michigan football team is one of the oldest, richest, and most popular of all in college football and it’s a sub [...]

    Alec Rogers
    The story told in Endzone begins in 2007 when tiny Appalachian State shocked the college football world by coming into Michigan Stadium and knocking off the storied Michigan Wolverines. Although they would finish 9-4 with a Citrus Bowl victory, coach Lloyd Carr was done. Controversy then ensued when Michigan recruited away ("stole") West Virginia's Rich Rodriquez. But under "RichRod" and successor Brady Hoke, Michigan would average less than seven wins a season from 2008-2014.The results on the [...]

    A very enjoyable book even if you are not a "die hard" Michigan man. The emphasis on college sports over academics is quite troubling. Yet the relentless passion I have seen from Michigan fans that I know makes you think there is something to it all. I have to admit I didn't mind a few years ago seeing Michigan get "knocked off its laurels"-- misplaced arrogance by Michigan fans wasn't always a simple stereotype. Seeing their "little brother" manhandle them for a few years made me enjoy their co [...]

    I absolutely love John U. Bacon's books! Here is the story of how Dave Brandon caused a wide gulf between the University of Michigan's Athletic Department and the students, alumni, lettermen, and fans. He made one major mistake after another - firing coaches, raising ticket prices, alienating the students, and running his department in the mode of a big corporation where the only concern was revenue. With the full support of President Mary Sue Coleman, Brandon was in complete control. Although t [...]

    Sometimes, being a high-brow English major, I forget the value in reading a book for the pure, high octane love of the subject. With the crisp autumn air starting to creep in and the inaugural year of Jim Harbaugh off to a start, there is no better time to read a book that delves into the recent turmoil and triumph of University of Michigan's athletic office.For Michigan fans, this will be a detailed reminder of where we've been and leaves with the promise of where we might go forward. For sport [...]

    This book felt like forever. But it's actually really interesting for a certain segment of the population (people who read anything about sports, college football fans, the University of Michigan community, prospective athletic directors), minus one thing: the pages long football game descriptions. Look, I like football books, but those didn't feel necessary to me, in this book. We get it, they're bad. The real people in this book, their stories are what drive this car. Their stories are what ma [...]

    Jeremy Kaufman
    What a wonderful book. While at the same time deeply disturbing. How is it possible that a great institution with over a hundred years of history can forget where it came from? How can one man try and change this great institution into something of his own image. The key to remember is that "This is Michigan" and over a hundred years this has meant something to millions of people. With the largest living alumni of any university it is critical to remember that the "Front Porch" to the university [...]

    Kathy McC
    This was a book that had everything- extensive research, historical roots, human interest stories, game replays, and a love for Michigan football shining through. Bacon does a terrific job of presenting information from all viewpoints, but he also presents the "human" side of the legacy that is Michigan. "The Midwest is so flat that you can see three state capitals just by standing on a bench. But the area comes with a set of beliefs recognizable to anyone who grew up here. Chief among them is c [...]

    Despite the title, the book is really about the rise and fall of Dave Brandon in the context of Michigan athletics. Landing Harbaugh as football coach is really the result of the University of Michigan realizing how far they have drifted and how unhappy die hard fans and alumni had become. If you have a connection to the University of Michigan it is a must read. If not, it is still a fascinating look at how leadership and culture work and impact results in big time college athletics. Leadership, [...]

    Kathy Moberg
    John U. Bacon delivers a real page-turner. I learned a lot and was entertained. I was also appalled by how badly things went wrong within the U-M athletic department. I found it very fair, too. No one is demonized, which would have been very easy to do. Bacon walks a fine line. Go Blue!The main negatives about the book are the typos, but he did write the book in a ridiculously short period of time. It's hard to catch the typos when on deadline like that (he and the publisher wanted to get the bo [...]

    Something only for Michigan fans, I think. I read and enjoyed Bacon's previous Three and Out quite a bit, but I thought the personality and travails of Rich Rodriguez made for a compelling 3-act story there. The narrative Bacon pulls at here isn't as compelling and, frankly, as someone who reads MGoBlog, little of it was brand-new to me. Still, engrossing enough for the insider-y details. Some really bizarre and obvious copy editing errors peppered the book, though. Made it all come off as overl [...]

    Daniel Gilmartin
    Only criticism was the amount of mistakes in the book. AT LEAST a dozen edits were needed. Maybe 2x that much. I would find myself stopping and going back over sentences to see if I missed something only to find that there was a missing word or a wrongfully repeated phrase. Kind of shocking. Content was superb.

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