The entire nation mourned when a shooter killed 32 people and wounded many more on Virginia Tech's campus.
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Football seemed an unlikely remedy for a tragedy of that magnitude, but football played a huge role in the rebuilding of the minds and spirits of the residents of Virginia. Aside from , the greatest year for college football to date, what about the other years since Southern Fried Football was first published in ?
A lot has happened in Southern college football during that period as well. Steve Spurrier left college football for the NFL and then came back as the head coach at South Carolina; Georgia hired Mark Richt as its new head coach in December , and subsequently the Bulldogs have enjoyed their most successful run since the glory days of Vince Dooley; Miami, Virginia Tech, and Boston College officially joined the ACC; and Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, causing Tulane to be displaced for an entire season.
These events represent just the tip of the iceberg, though, when looking at the action Southern college football has seen over the past eight years. In this fun and easy-to-use volume, Tony Barnhart has compiled everything one would want to know about Southern college football. Read about the players, the coaches, the teams, the traditions, and the rivalries that make Southern college football so great. In addition, there is a complete chronology of Southern football from to and a list of Southern football terms that any true fan simply must know.
Whether you are a die-hard Southern college football fan or a more casual fan, you will not want to miss this multifaceted look at how Southern Fried Football is so much more than just a game. The college football season will be Tony Barnhart's 32nd as a reporter for newspapers, television, and radio, including 10 seasons with ESPN and 25 years with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has received countless accolades and awards during his career, including Georgia Sportswriter of the Year in , the Jake Wade Award in , and the Fred Russell Award in Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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Southern Fried Football: The History, Passion and Glory of the Great Southern Game
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Southern Fried Football: The History, Passion and Glory of the Great Southern Game by Tony Barnhart
Please try again later. I love reading about football traditions regarding some of the finest NCAA coaches ever. The progression of the book is very even and it talks about all of the teams and their traditions. To any SEC fans, this book is a must if you need to understand some of the "old" feelings between two schools.
I actually read this book in a single day.
Once I started, I could not put it down. It was that good! Wonderful coffee table book! I grew up in Georgia watching sec football and that what this book is about so thank you for the book. Hardcover , pages. Published September 1st by Triumph Books first published August 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Southern Fried Football , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Southern Fried Football. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Jul 14, Mark Bunch rated it really liked it Shelves: A must read for the football fan from the south. All the teams and the chartetrs, all the traditions-explained. Oct 17, David Ward rated it liked it Shelves: It's full of anecdotes about other schools that I had never heard. Aug 10, Chandler added it. Good listing of all the pride and traditions of Southern football.
Nov 06, Mighty rated it it was amazing. Kelly rated it really liked it Jul 25, Heath rated it liked it Nov 05, Rob rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Coley Faircloth rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Chris rated it really liked it Jul 22, Samuel rated it liked it Dec 02, Chadwick T Barnett rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Peter rated it really liked it Oct 31, Nate Kappes rated it it was amazing May 17, Josh Ellison rated it it was ok Aug 20, The grand traditions of the South's most celebrated dynasties -- the Bourbon Barrel of the Kentucky-Indiana game, the Gator Growl, the cowbells of Mississippi State, and, of course, UGA, the mascot with a face only a Georgia fan could love.
Profiles of the greatest players, teams, and coaches in southern college football -- from the Immortals of Kentucky to the young stars of today. Southern Fried Football is a devoted celebration of the people, places, and moments that make college football in the South more than just a game, or a show of school spirit. South of the Mason-Dixon line, football becomes without question a passion as bold and as heated as good barbecue.
Barnhart is a graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia.