Three and Out by John U. Bacon
Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football

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...he really delves into what goes into running a football program and the pressure of living up to a storied history like the Wolverines have.
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Three and Out tells the story of how college football's most influential coach took over the nation's most successful program, only to produce three of the worst seasons in the histories of both Rich Rodriguez and the University of Michigan. Shortly after his controversial move from West Virginia, where he had just taken his alma mater to the #1 ranking for the first time in school history, Coach Rich Rodriguez granted author and journalist John U. Bacon unrestricted access to Michigan's program. Bacon saw it all, from the meals and the meetings, to the practices and the games, to the sidelines and the locker rooms. Nothing and no one was off limits. John U. Bacon's Three and Out is the definitive account of a football marriage seemingly made in heaven that broke up after just three years, and lifts the lid on the best and the worst of college football.

 

About John U. Bacon

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John U. Bacon has written for Time, The New York Times, and ESPN Magazine, among other publications, earning national honors. He is the author of five books on sports and business, including Bo's Lasting Lessons (with Bo Schembechler), a New York Times and Wall Street Journal business bestseller. Bacon teaches at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan and is a popular public speaker.
 
Published October 25, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 461 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Dec 19 2011

A must-read for Michigan fans and behind-the-curtain peekers.

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Zimbio

Good
on Jan 10 2013

John U. Bacon’s Three and Out is the definitive account of a football marriage seemingly made in heaven...and lifts the lid on the best and the worst of college football.

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National Review Online

Excellent
on Nov 24 2011

... John U. Bacon found himself with the kind of access unheard of in modern athletics. The result is a remarkable book...

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AnnArbor.com

Good
on Oct 03 2011

“Three and Out,” has plenty of surprising behind-the-scenes action, and it informs further the well-known moments from Rodriguez’s time at Michigan...

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Guys Lit Wire

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on Feb 20 2012

...he really delves into what goes into running a football program and the pressure of living up to a storied history like the Wolverines have.

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