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At age twenty-eight, when Tom Osborne agreed to join Bob Devaneythe forces that shaped his values, his own accomplishments in sports, and his experiences as a coach at Nebraska. He describes his philosophy of coaching, shares personal perspectives on football greats, and gives his view of key Nebraska games up through the 1984 Orange Bowl....

Title : more than winning the story of tom osborne
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ISBN : 20456474
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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  • Blake
    2019-04-11 03:17

    Informing. More than Winning by Tom Osborne is nonfiction and is very informing about the life of a college football coach. It talks about Osborne's life when he was young and as an assistant and head college football coach. It starts by talking about his childhood in Hastings. It then talks about his High School career. He played football, baseball, basketball, and track while he was in high school. It then talks about how he went to Hastings College. He played football, basketball, and track when he was in college. He played Quarterback in football and was then drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He was moved to Wide Receiver and played on the practice squad. Then after a couple of years he went to the Washington Redskins and was a starter. He retired after a couple more years with the Redskins and went back to Nebraska. After Osborne's playing career he went back to Nebraska and became an assistant coach at Nebraska under Bob Devaney. He worked his up the coaching staff and became the offensive coordinator when Nebraska won their championships in the 1970's. When Devaney retired he named Osborne the head coach. Osborne talks about the ups and downs in the program. He also talks about the recruiting that he had to do and the rule changes over the years. He also explains what some of the scandals that have taken place at Nebraska over the years. Another thing he talks about is some of the success stories that there have been in the program. The last thing he talks about is what more than winning means. I think that the story captured the attention the reader by the information that it provided, the people that it talked about, and Osborne's interesting life. It really creates a picture into the life as a coach. The theme was useful in which winning isn't everything, you can do everything right and have a few bad breaks and lose. I like the theme because it is really important in knowing that you can't win everything.I think that the book was very interesting. I like the stories about recruiting different players and the challenges that he faced with each situation. Another thing I liked was how it talked about Osborne's life before he was a coach. One thing that I didn't like was the ending of the book. I didn't like how it talked about some of the lessons and stuff like that, I just found that it was a little boring. Overall it was a very interesting and informing book and I liked it a lot.

  • Doug Hall
    2019-04-03 19:31

    Read it in one setting. Fantastic book focusing on the process of competition rather than the end result. Written by one of the most impressive human beings I've ever known of. Tom Osborne is a man of unwavering faith, unquestionable character, and unmatched integrity.

  • Becca
    2019-03-25 02:30

    Just finished this's not the best-written book ever, but the stories and lessons are worth the read.

  • Ryan
    2019-04-11 03:31

    Learned a few good lessons. I thought it was going to be better though.

  • Karen Lynne Knaup
    2019-03-29 20:23

    When the goal is raising up and developing excellent men, the result is an excellent football program. Coach Osborne is a man who exemplifies integrity, character, and faith.