The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football

The Perfect Pass American Genius and the Reinvention of Football A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearIn the tradition of Michael Lewis s Moneyball award winning historian S C Gwynne tells the incredible story of how two unknown coaches revolutionized

  • Title: The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football
  • Author: S.C. Gwynne
  • ISBN: 9781501116193
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearIn the tradition of Michael Lewis s Moneyball, award winning historian S.C Gwynne tells the incredible story of how two unknown coaches revolutionized American football at every level, from high school to the NFL.Hal Mumme is one of a handful of authentic offensive geniuses in the history of American football The Perfect PA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearIn the tradition of Michael Lewis s Moneyball, award winning historian S.C Gwynne tells the incredible story of how two unknown coaches revolutionized American football at every level, from high school to the NFL.Hal Mumme is one of a handful of authentic offensive geniuses in the history of American football The Perfect Pass is the story of how he irreverently destroyed and re created the game.Mumme spent fourteen mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense that would soon shock players, delight fans, and terrify opposing coaches The revolution he fomented began at a tiny, overlooked college called Iowa Wesleyan, where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach, a lawyer who had never played college football, was hired as his offensive line coach In the cornfields of Iowa, while scribbling plays on paper napkins, these two mad inventors, drawn together by a shared disregard for conventionalism and a love for Jimmy Buffett, began to engineer the purest, most extreme passing game in the 145 year history of football Implementing their Air Raid offense, their teams at Iowa Wesleyan and later at Valdosta State and the University of Kentucky played blazingly fast faster than any team ever had before, and they routinely beat teams with far talented athletes And Mumme and Leach did it all without even a playbook Their quarterback on

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