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The Resource Chasing the Bear : how Bear Bryant and Nick Saban made Alabama the greatest college football program of all time, Lars Anderson

Chasing the Bear : how Bear Bryant and Nick Saban made Alabama the greatest college football program of all time, Lars Anderson

Label
Chasing the Bear : how Bear Bryant and Nick Saban made Alabama the greatest college football program of all time
Title
Chasing the Bear
Title remainder
how Bear Bryant and Nick Saban made Alabama the greatest college football program of all time
Statement of responsibility
Lars Anderson
Title variation
Twelve tides roll
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A dual biography of two coaching legends--Bear Bryant and Nick Saban--who built the Alabama Crimson Tide into a true football dynasty. Both Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are undeniable kings of college football, two coaches at Alabama who have each won more national championships-six apiece-than anyone else in the history of the game. Chasing the Bear examines how they did it, revealing along the way their similarities in style, background, football philosophy, and recruiting methods, while providing readers a rare inside look at two of the greatest leaders in the history of sports. Bear Bryant and Nick Saban never met, but they have more in common than either of them realize. Both grew up in small towns-Bryant in Moro Bottom, Arkansas, a dot on the map, and Saban from Monongah, West Virginia, population five hundred. As a child, Saban pumped gas at his father's service station, washing and waxing cars and doing anything he could to help the business. Bryant's father suffered from multiple physical ailments, which forced Bryant to work to keep the family farm going. Both men knew the value of hard work from the time they were young boys, and both understood that there were no shortcuts to success. But both dreamed of escaping their hometowns, and both used football as the means to do so. Separated by two generations, Bear Bryant and Nick Saban are mythic figures linked by a school, a town, and a barroom debate centering on one question: Which is the greatest college coach of all time?"--Publisher's website
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Lars
Dewey number
  • 796.33263/0976184
  • 796.33263/0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryant, Paul W
  • Saban, Nick
  • Alabama Crimson Tide (Football team)
  • University of Alabama
  • Football coaches
  • Football
Label
Chasing the Bear : how Bear Bryant and Nick Saban made Alabama the greatest college football program of all time, Lars Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bryant and Saban: on the same team at last -- Mamma called -- The secret mission -- The Bear builds -- The rising of Saban's tide -- Be brave -- "This is the beginning" -- The founding football document -- The genesis of the process -- A secret plan -- The play that changed Nick Saban -- The search for answers -- The gut check -- Tying the Bear -- The Bear in winter -- Chasing the Bear
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781538716489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1082186558
Label
Chasing the Bear : how Bear Bryant and Nick Saban made Alabama the greatest college football program of all time, Lars Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bryant and Saban: on the same team at last -- Mamma called -- The secret mission -- The Bear builds -- The rising of Saban's tide -- Be brave -- "This is the beginning" -- The founding football document -- The genesis of the process -- A secret plan -- The play that changed Nick Saban -- The search for answers -- The gut check -- Tying the Bear -- The Bear in winter -- Chasing the Bear
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781538716489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1082186558

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