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Blood, Sweat & Chalk by Tim Layden
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Read in January, 2011 , read count: 1

This was probably the most enjoyable technical football book possible. It's not a playbook and does a good job focusing on the people who developed a lot of the tactics and ideas behind the buzzwords you hear when football is covered. Chris Brown at smartfootball.com took issue with some of the explanations being incomplete and play diagrams being slightly off, but as someone who just wanted a deeper understand of the concepts and not to install any of these systems with the football teams I don't coach, it was perfect. Plus who doesn't love any and all references to the Coryell route tree and "Student Body Right."
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