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Publisher Description

The New York Times Bestseller

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 more 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 more 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.

Sports & Outdoors
September 1
St. Martin's Press

Customer Reviews

Axelrod84 ,

Must Read

Great book. Highly recommend for diehards!

Peacock07 ,

Hail to John U. Bacon

Great read for any Michigan fan! GO BLUE!

Mattieovski ,

Amazing inside look, with a myriad of leadership lessons

Fantastic story. Truth IS stranger than fiction. You can't make this story up. Amazing how many seemingly unrelated events had to come together to get Harbaugh back to AA. That said, so many leadership lessons that apply outside of this particular set of circumstances. A good read even if you are not a Michigan fan or alum.

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