4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama's Relentless Pursuit of Perfection
Alabama has won four national titles in eight seasons. Fans and college football programs all over the country want to know, “How does Alabama do it?”
4th and Goal Every Day is a look through the eyes of football lifer Phil Savage who provides a unique, 360-degree perspective on Alabama football from his current role as the radio color analyst for the Crimson Tide Sports Ne...more
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The book is interesting but living in the SE all of the material has been much discussed on TV and radio and written about.
The book has a lot of repeated material that I found disrupting to the flow of the book. Also assistant coach Burns name is "Burns, Saban's longest serving assistant coach" every time he is referred to. At least twice, the author comment that more will be covered about Burns later but that never happens.
for the casual fan of college football or Alabama fo ...more
Lots of very good tid bits on the college game . The authors over the top praise of Sabin got old in a hurry and leant a sameness to nearly everything he discussed. I found the recruiting process very interesting and very cut and dry in that if you're not 6' 6" and 260# and run 4.6 you're not Tide material. The book was just OK for me. ...more
Book started strong with details about recruiting and peace for Saban. Instead of giving more insight into Saban's process and history learning from the greats, the author spends more time on where he comes from and the state of Alabama. That's kind of interesting but not really what you expect. It's a middle of the pack read and I enjoyed the beginning chapters but lost interest towards the end. ...more
If you are interested in 'how the sausage gets made' and not just the end result of W-L record it is highly likely that you will enjoy this book as much as I did ...more
This is an interesting and at times tedious read. I found it to be as much auto biography as explanation of Alabama football. There were aspects that were covered quite a bit and a number that were left out. Without naming names it would be interesting to understand how some coaches survived long stints with Coach Saban and others did not.
The author, Phil Savage, runs through Nick Saban’s career and coaching ideals, from how he recruits, to how he judges what position a player should be, and even nicks film room habits and his never needing search for perfection
I would not recommend this book to the average reader or even to the casual football fan
This is a coaches book
I believe this book should be read by every ...more
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