Love's Winning Plays by Inman Majors
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Ever wondered why college football coaches wear visors at night and always chew gum with their mouths open?

Though the Southeastern Conference football season is still months away, the fans' obsession is year-round. So head coach Von Driver will take his motivational magic and his Isosceles Triangle of Success on a Pigskin Cavalcade to the small towns in the state. Raymond Love, a young coach unfamiliar with the banquet circuit of big-shot boosters and chat-room gurus, will go along as his wide-eyed errand boy.

Also on the trip is the athletic director's daughter, whom Love has tried to win by joining her book club, a dubious strategy at best. The football aspects of the Cavalcade will prove child's play compared to the literary hazards he faces.

Will Love master the art of coach-speak? Will he win the affection of the girl? Find out in this fist-bumping, high-fiving, all-out comedic blitz about the sublimely ridiculous world of college football.

About Inman Majors

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Inman Majors teaches fiction writing at James Madison University. He is the author of Wonderdog, Swimming in Sky, and The Millionaires. He lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.
Published August 27, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 257 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Majors (The Millionaires, 2009, etc.) goes comic on football when he follows graduate assistant Raymond Love, scratching for a coaching slot at a big-time SEC program, as he is assigned to drive for Coach Woody during the university’s annual Pigskin Cavalcade.

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Before the team’s annual fund-raiser involving affluent “Pigskin Cavalcade” boosters, Love is assigned to babysit veteran coach Bill Woody, a loose cannon who loves opera and blunt speaking.

Jul 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Love's Winning Plays: A Novel

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Coach Woody becomes the charge of Love at the weeklong Pigskin Cavalcade, a fundraising event at which hapless Assistant Coach Love is expected to have Coach Woody on time for everything from banquets to golf so as to glad-hand as many prospective donors as possible.

Nov 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Love's Winning Plays: A Novel

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