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Publisher's Summary

An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog ClubTrillion.com (3.6m visits!). Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. You'd be wrong.

In 2006, Mark Titus arrived on Ohio State's campus as a former high school basketball player who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon. Somehow, he was added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, given a scholarship, and played alongside seven future NBA players on his way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio State history. Think that's impressive? In four years, he scored a grand total of nine - yes, nine - points.

This book will give readers an uncensored and uproarious look inside an elite NCAA basketball program from Titus's unique perspective. In his four years at the end of the bench, Mark founded his wildly popular blog Club Trillion, became a hero to all guys picked last, and even got scouted by the Harlem Globetrotters. Mark Titus is not your average basketball star. This is a wild and completely true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball. A must-read for all fans of March Madness and college sports!

©2012 Mark Titus (P)2012 Random House

Critic Reviews

"Mark Titus knows a lot of personal secrets of mine. If he revealed any of them in this book, I will kick him right in the testicles. I’m not joking." (Greg Oden, #1 overall pick in 2007 NBA Draft, 2007 1st Team All-American)

“Of all the players I’ve coached in my career, Mark Titus is one of them.” (Thad Matta, head basketball coach at Ohio State)

“You want me to give you a quote? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. You’ve been riding my coattails for years, so of course you want to put my name on your book to sell more copies.” (Evan Turner, #2 overall pick in 2010 NBA Draft, 2010 college basketball National Player of The Year)

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Sophomoric read, but I mean that sincerely.

Would you listen to Don't Put Me In, Coach again? Why?

Probably not. But that is not to say it isn't worth listening to once. Actually was quite enjoyable as a "break" from my usual business and leadership books.

What did you like best about this story?

The storyline. How you can make the best of the situation you are in. Be yourself at all times. Embrace the moment.

Have you listened to any of Tyler Seiple’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. But would again.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Trillion Club would be obvious, but here are a few more.... "One Shot", "Thrill Riding the Pine", "Put me in Coach (Not)", "Mr. Invisible",

Any additional comments?

Nope.

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A Funny Insight Into the World of Club Trillion

If you could sum up Don't Put Me In, Coach in three words, what would they be?

A funny look at one man's college basketball story. Mark Titus was a walk on the Greg Oden led Ohio State basketball team. He tells the story of his time on that team to some of the struggles that the team had after Oden left for the NBA. At the same time the book is laugh out loud funny.

What other book might you compare Don't Put Me In, Coach to and why?

A much less serious Friday Night Lights.

What aspect of Tyler Seiple’s performance would you have changed?

I think I would have had him add some more of Mark Titus's verbal style.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Don't put me in coach"

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Love Mark Titus and the book...stupid they didn’t let him read the audio version. The guy who reads it is very boring.

No offense Tyler Seiple but your voice just doesn’t go well with this book. Very boring performance. Dumb that Mark Titus couldn’t do the audio version. He does podcast and YouTube videos and stuff....pretty sure he’s capable of doing his own audiobook...wow Amazon...just...wow?

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fun stories but no larger story

Great stories about OSU but this guy is probably a huge jerk in real life.

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Hysterical in a juvenile way.

Great quick listen for NCAA tournament, particularly if you played HS or college hoops. Greg Oden and elevator stories may be familiar to some, but still funny. Caution, not for those sensitive to politically incorrect humor.

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  • Francis
  • Tucson, AZ, United States
  • 07-27-14

Simply Amazing

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This is one of the better sports centered books that I have read this past year, hilarious and smart. This reads like a cleaned up (only slightly) version of I hope they serve beer in hell, but the stories are sports themed and will have you laughing out loud. If your a college basketball fan at all this is the book for you, with some great insights into the OU locker room.

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just plain funny...

Great entertainment. One of those books you could just listen to straight through. Not sure how he did not get kicked off the team....but great that he did not. Really funny and will have you laughing to yourself and having others wonder what the heck you are listening to.


Really well read.

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  • Amanda
  • Marysville, OH, United States
  • 02-19-13

Funny

If you could sum up Don't Put Me In, Coach in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Sarcastic, Enlightening

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I don't know that I would change anything. It was enjoyable to listen to.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think where he is locked in the bathroom because he was eating Greg's food and how he got out of getting his face punched in..

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

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  • Fausto
  • Miramar, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 01-17-13

Seriously Funny!

Hilarious must read for any basketball fan or fan of any team sport. I started reading and couldn't stop until i finished (sort of speak).
Mark Titus takes the readers into the inner workings of a top basketball program from the safe angle of one of the biggest, and most committed, bench warmer I've ever heard of. It is absolutely funny and insightful at the same time. No pretensions, no agendas, no over grown egos to put in perspective. This guy is pure in his commitment to stay irrelevant and trick the world around into letting him enjoy the ride with minimal effort from him. Love it!

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light hearted and fun reading

If your a buckeye fan its a fun book to listen too. However I would rate this PG / R due to some of the sexual comments made.