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4th and Goal Every Day

Alabama's Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

Author: Phil Savage with Ray Glier; Preface by Coach Nick Saban; Foreword by Rece Davis

4th and Goal Every Day

4th and Goal Every Day

$17.99

About This Book

Alabama has won 5 national titles in 9 seasons. Fans want to know, “How does Alabama do it?”

With a Preface by Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and a Foreword by ESPN's College...

Page Count
336
On Sale
08/28/2018

Book Details

Alabama has won 5 national titles in 9 seasons. Fans want to know, “How does Alabama do it?”

With a Preface by Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and a Foreword by ESPN's College Gameday Host Rece Davis.


Phil Savage first worked with Nick Saban when they both joined the Cleveland Browns’ coaching staff in 1991. They were reunited in 2009 when Savage became part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network as the radio color analyst. Since then, Savage has enjoyed an up-close view of the Alabama program’s dedication to recruiting, its commitment to practice, and devotion to fundamentals.

Now comes his 360-degree perspective on Alabama football and Coach Nick Saban’s unique coaching style, a style that has led the Crimson Tide to five Southeastern Conference titles, three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and four national championships.

Savage details Coach Saban’s year-round preparation, his willingness to adjust and his belief in “complimentary football.” The book offers a close look at their player development and practice habits and gives a glimpse of the Crimson Tide’s approach of playing every single down like it’s 4th and goal.

You won’t find another person who can intelligently discuss Alabama football in public better than Phil Savage. Together with Ray Glier, this in-depth story chronicles how the Crimson Tide re-emerged as one of the true superpowers in college football.

Imprint Publisher

St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN

9781250178183

In The News

"I am positive that this book will give football fans everywhere a unique perspective on our program, but even more, a true picture of what makes Alabama football so special." — from the Preface by Coach Nick Saban

"When I heard the title, 4th and Goal Every Day, my reaction was, 'that's perfect'. Phil Savage captures the very essence of what Nick Saban has built in Tuscaloosa, an incredibly complete football program." —Bill Belichick, Five-Time Super Bowl Champion Coach

"No one can give more unique insight into how Saban has turned this from mantra to methodology than Phil Savage. Not only has Phil had a front-row ticket, he’s had a backstage pass to the dynasty. His relationship with Saban, his knowledge of the game and ability to communicate, are evident in his work on the Crimson Tide radio network and in his work with us at ESPN." —from the Foreword by Rece Davis

"Because he has worked as both a coach and in personnel, [Savage] is equally adept at switching among tactics, strategy on the field, and player evaluation. He effectively conveys the complexities of football for an audience of football junkies and casual fans alike. Fans of college football generally and Alabama in particular will especially value the book." —Kirkus Reviews

"Loaded with roster lists and stats that Alabama fans will devour..." —Publishers Weekly

"Along with veteran sportswriter Ray Glier, Savage provides a unique perspective about the coach that serious Crimson Tide fans will enjoy." —SEC Country

"
Savage puts forth dozens of other anecdotes, insights and opinions that fans are sure to eat up regarding Alabama football and Saban's success in Tuscaloosa over the last decade." —AL.com

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A distinctly original approach to understanding not only Saban’s Crimson Tide team but Belichick’s coaching mind-set as well." —Library Journal, a top 10 football title for summer/fall 2017

"This book is one that every Crimson Tide fan will want to read..." —The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books blog

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4th and Goal Every Day

4th and Goal Every Day

$17.99