Don't Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus
My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench

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(I should probably put in a mild warning--this book is most likely intended for the teen to early 30's male with the sexual and bathroom humor might one expect for such a crowd--if this really bothers you, you'll probably a) not love the book and b) question my maturity),
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An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer. Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. You'd be wrong.
 
In 2006, Mark Titus arrived on Ohio State's campus as a former high school basketball player who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon. Somehow, he was added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, given a scholarship, and played alongside seven future NBA players on his way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio State history. Think that's impressive? In four years, he scored a grand total of nine—yes, nine—points.

This book will give readers an uncensored and uproarious look inside an elite NCAA basketball program from Titus's unique perspective. In his four years at the end of the bench, Mark founded his wildly popular blog Club Trillion, became a hero to all guys picked last, and even got scouted by the Harlem Globetrotters. Mark Titus is not your average basketball star. This is a wild and completely true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball. A must-read for all fans of March Madness and college sports!
 

About Mark Titus

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MARK TITUS's blog, http://clubtrillion.blogspot.com, has recorded over 3.6 million views since its debut in late 2008. He has been featured in the New York Times, ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, the Associated Press, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He has recently attempted to enter the NBA draft and tried out for the Harlem Globetrotters. Titus graduated from Ohio State in 2010, a hero to millions.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by Anchor. 282 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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Reviewed by Kirkus' Reviews on Jan 15 2012

The application of the blog’s crude-yet-clever shtick to a book-length chronicle of Titus’ four years at OSU wears thin in later chapters, but the unique combination of snort-inducing hilarity and insider perspective makes this required reading for younger (or just perpetually immature) hoop heads.

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Reviewed by Publishers' Weekly on Feb 13 2012

The Maxim demographic will revel in Titus’s rebellious tales, which come with a heaping portion of snarky, bro-friendly prose, scatological humor, and pop culture references.

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National Post

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Reviewed by Eric Koreen on Mar 09 2012

When Titus refuses to take himself even a bit seriously, the book devolves into frat-house humour that is neither appealing nor particularly original.

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Only A Game

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Reviewed by Bill Littlefield on Mar 24 2012

No book I’ve read recently concerns itself with the elimination of bodily fluids more than this one, and far too much of Don’t Put Me In, Coach is given over to smart-alecky stuff, much of which will fall flat unless you are male, between the ages of 18 and 23, and drunk.

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My Big Honkin' Blog

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Reviewed by Jeff Johns on Mar 22 2012

Hardly inspirational stuff, though the so-called millennial generation may find Mark Titus’ success as a smart-ass blogger who chronicled his time as a walk on bench jockey at Ohio State amusing.

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Reviewed by Dan Wickett on Mar 25 2012

(I should probably put in a mild warning--this book is most likely intended for the teen to early 30's male with the sexual and bathroom humor might one expect for such a crowd--if this really bothers you, you'll probably a) not love the book and b) question my maturity),

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