Pop Warner by Jeffrey J. Miller
A Life on the Gridiron

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Jeffrey Miller's book is a nice look back at the career of one of football's most significant early figures. It won't appeal to those who don't love football, but that's fine - it's a worthwhile effort for those who qualify.
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Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner (1871–1954) stands among the giants of the coaching profession, alongside Knute Rockne, Amos Alonzo Stagg, George Halas and Vince Lombardi. Warner turned a ragtag team from a Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Indian boarding school into a national power and later won multiple national championships at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford. His 319 victories made him one of the winningest coach in college football history.
A pioneer of the forward pass, he is credited with inventing the single-wing formation—widely considered the genesis of modern-day offense—as well as the double wing, the three-point stance for backs, the naked bootleg and the spiral punt. He also developed improvements to shoulder pads, tackling dummies, blocking sleds and much more.
The book traces Warner’s rise from his small town roots to becoming one of the most influential coaches in football, a man who helped refine the sport from a tedious, push-and-shove affair into the dynamic, high-speed game of today.
 

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Award-winning author, Jeffrey J. Miller, lives in Springville, New York, USA the hometown of Pop Warner.
 
Published August 21, 2015 by McFarland. 229 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Budd Bailey on Dec 09 2015

Jeffrey Miller's book is a nice look back at the career of one of football's most significant early figures. It won't appeal to those who don't love football, but that's fine - it's a worthwhile effort for those who qualify.

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