Looking for a new book to read this fall? Whether you’re a Michigan football fan or not, John U. Bacon’s ‘EndZone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football’ is a must have book.
Now, I’ll be honest. I haven’t read a book cover to cover since high school and do not enjoy sitting down and reading much of anything at all. Especially if it’s not on a digital screen (I know, I know. My generation is the worst). However, this was one book I actually wanted to read.
Once it arrived in the mail, I finally understood how my girlfriend feels after she picks up the latest (insert the #1 seller trilogy). And while it took me much longer to finish than the rest of the Michigan football bloggers and media members, I can say one thing, it was well worth the time.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a lifelong fan of the Maize and Blue or a devoted Buckeye, this book is for all college football fans. You learn about the history of the greatest college football program, which includes the pioneers that not only built the Michigan program but also created some of the sport’s most basic plays, like Fielding Yost’s forward pass and Fitz Crisler’s two point conversion.
Along with the history, ‘EndZone’ also covers the fall of the program (SPOILER ALERT: It started well before Dave Brandon), the Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke eras, including the entire 2014 season, and the extremely detailed pursuit and eventual hiring of Jim Harbaugh.
So, if you’re an avid reader that can read an entire book during a weekend or someone like me that can only sit still for about two chapters, I highly recommend picking up a copy of ‘EndZone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football’ by famed author John U. Bacon. You will not be disappointed but will be extremely excited about the 2015 season.
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