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Faith in the Game: Lessons on Football, Work, and Life

3.96  ·  Rating Details  ·  84 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
As head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers for twenty-five years, Tom Osborne had one of the most impressive records in college football. Before retiring in 1997, he took his team to a bowl game every year, won three national championships in the last four years he coached, and ended his career boasting an almost unheard of 84 percent winning record. But while ...more
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Published December 10th 2008 by Harmony (first published September 7th 1999)
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Richard Owen
Apr 26, 2016 Richard Owen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For 25 years Tom Osborne was head coach of the Nebraska Cornhusker football team. He is one of the most successful college coaches of all time, not just in winning games but in developing young men. In this book, a classic that should be read by anyone interested in the game and in life, he talks about what is important for all participants. The table of contents is a list of chapters one rarely sees in a book about football -- Character, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty -- as well as chapters that sound ...more
Ben  Campopiano
Character Themes each week including: honesty, loyalty, courage, unselfishness, work ethic, discipline, confidence, leadership, teamwork, mental toughness, and perseverance.

Annual individual meetings with coaches and players – be as honest and open as possible

“Team Talk” should be positive – if you have a problem bring it to the open and to someone who can fix it. Don’t talk behind backs, bicker, or complain to other teammates. Negativity in locker room destructs team chemistry and eventually te
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Valerie Doherty
Aug 13, 2014 Valerie Doherty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tom Osborne's memoir about his career as a football coach at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Candid and humble portrayal of the positives and pitfalls of being at the helm of a major collegiate program. Osborne's guiding philosophy and faith based principles on living and football were discussed throughout the text. This Cornhusker fan is incapable of giving an entirely objective review. Goodreads' rating-5- "It was amazing."
Tdaniel
Good book for coaches. The author explains a lot about his coaching career but does get a little preachy. There are some good lessons though on how to work with people
Dale
Sep 25, 2014 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book by a good man. The book is for anyone who wants to evaluate their own life.
Denise Mainquist
A little too much focus on football for my tastes. But I do feel that Tom Osborne has excellent character and modeled his faith for his players, the community and others involved in college football.
Devonne West
Feb 27, 2013 Devonne West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faith, biography, sports
This kind of coach is definitely a dying breed.
Chris
Jul 15, 2012 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book on faith and football!!
Austin Lewis
Aug 04, 2009 Austin Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my personal favs.
Matthew
Apr 07, 2009 Matthew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
go big red!
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