New books for week of January 28, 2012
by Mike Leach
A maverick who took an unlikely path to coaching through law school, Mike Leach talks about his unorthodox approach to coaching and the choices that have brought him success throughout his career. A lover of the game who started creating formations and drawing his own plays as a kid, Leach took his Texas Tech Red Raiders to numerous bowl games, achieving the number two slot in national rankings and being voted 2008 Coach of the Year.
T- Double Cross”
by Michael Lee Lanning
Acclaimed author Michael Lee Lanning uncovers the backroom dealings that led to the firing of Coach Mike Leach and turned the Red Raider nation against the Texas Tech administration. Based on survey of Texas Tech students and alumni conducted Sep. 2 – 3, 2011, 78 percent of Texas Tech fans believe Mike Leach should not have been fired.
Beat the Odds”
by Michael Oher
Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his soul to break out into a world of opportunity.