|Publisher:||Tyndale House Pub|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2012|
|Number of Pages:||265|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.76|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.79 x 0.86 x 8.77|
|The Journey Begins||p. 1|
|Hello, 'Clones!||p. 17|
|Lessons in Losses||p. 41|
|A "God Thing||p. 57|
|A Bitter Ending||p. 77|
|Welcome Home||p. 93|
|Beginning the Turnaround||p. 111|
|A Solid Foundation||p. 125|
|Our Football Family||p. 141|
|Extending the Family||p. 155|
|Trust Test||p. 169|
|Our Miracle||p. 183|
|All In||p. 199|
|No Distractions||p. 219|
|The Best||p. 237|
In 2010, coach Chizik led Alabama's Auburn Tigers to the national college football championship and helped quarterback Cam Newton win the Heisman Trophy. The coach's game-by-game account of this season occupies roughly a quarter of his tale. Chizik also describes his previous seasons as a head coach, two at Iowa State before coming to Auburn, where he had been an assistant coach, but his story concerns what he calls "the God thing" as much as it does football.
Auburn won, according to Chizik, because of the values and togetherness he instilled in his players. At first, reader Kelly Ryan Dolan doesn't seem the football coach type, but eventually his gee-willikers, sincere style fits the material. This program should appeal to those who enjoy inspirational sports stories.
-Michael Adams, CUNY Graduate Ctr. Lib.
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Gene Chizik was the coach that nobody wanted... until he accomplished more than anyone ever dreamed.
All In chronicles the remarkable journey of Gene Chizik, who in two short years went from being the much-maligned 5–19 coach of the Iowa State Cyclones to the undefeated AP SEC Coach of the Year of the 2010 national champion Auburn Tigers.
Coach Chizik shares never-before-told stories about his controversial head coaching career—from his highly contentious departure from Iowa State and his heavily criticized appointment at Auburn to his historic 2010 championship run and all the unexpected twists, turns, tragedies, and triumphs along the way.
As he recounts his journey, he opens up about the pivotal role his faith has played in his life and career, and he shares his time-tested secrets to success, both on and off the field.
All In is an inspirational must-read for football fans everywhere.