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Endzone Audiobook

Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football

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Publisher's Summary

Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful and respected program nearly lost it all in less than a decade and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal, a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public university. Author John U. Bacon takes you inside the offices, the boardrooms, and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan to see what happened and why, with countless eye-opening, head-shaking scenes of conflict and conquest.

But Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival. When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized that it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that had made it great for over a century. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans, and faculty - and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them. Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director and a new coach who vindicated the fans' faith when he turned down more money and fame to return to the place he loved most: Michigan.

©2015 John U. Bacon, LLC (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"John Bacon has fast become the preeminent documentarian of all things Michigan football and this is just the latest in a long line of must-read material." (Rich Eisen, author of Total Access)

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    "Outstanding!"

    Endzone is a great read/listen. John Bacon has told a fascinating story covering all the angles. A must read for anyone who follows the University of Michigan football and loves it's time honored tradition. Highly recommend this book.

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    Harvey 07-13-16
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    "Bacon Captures Meechigan Essence and Football Tradition"

    John Bacon writes A compelling documentary of the rise, fall, and rise of Michigan's storried football program beginning with the hiring of Dave Brandon and ending with Jim Harbaugh becoming Michigan's coach. Even though any football sports fan knows the outcome, the story is riveting and fascinating. An easy and enjoyable read. Lots of good stuff.

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    Allen Flagstaff, AZ, United States 02-21-16
    Allen Flagstaff, AZ, United States 02-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read for anyone who's an ad for college football fan!"

    You don't have to be in Michigan graduate to appreciate and enjoy this book. I know I'm not. But when you get done reading it it will make you wish you had been

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    "to much fall not enough rise"

    it was frustrating to hear all bad through out the whole book and then the very last chapter was the good. if you invest that much time in a listing to a book you want some kind of closure. its 23 hours of problems and the book ended with very little light shed on if they were solved or not

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    "AD is the villain, punter the hero."

    Experienced 1st hand the student view of my daughter during the Brandon years. The book is spot on. Though a little to rough on the popular President Mary Sue.

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