Football is back!

Odds are if you have read this far, then you are excited too!

I recently had a chance to interview Hall of Famer and Christian, Bruce Matthews. He had incredible insight into how to follow Jesus through all the highs and lows of not just a football season, but also life. You can find that interview here.

With that in mind, I thought this was a good time to share some of my favorite football books.

My friend Brian Dodd has the ultimate list – 10 Football Books Every Leader Needs To Read This Fall (Whether You’re A Sports Fan Or Not), you can check our Brian’s list here.

But here are 3 I’d like to add.

No Excuses by Bob Stoops.

Spoiler alert. I love Oklahoma football. Grew up cheering Boomer Sooner. So, I’m a bit biased. But this is a great book of someone who took over a program that was in ruins and restored it to its rich tradition.

Gridiron Genius by Michael Lombardi.

If you geek out about football, this is your book. Michael gleans insights from legendary football minds such as Bill Walsh, Bill Belichek, Al Davis and Nick Saban. This is a master class in strategy and the game.

The Captain Class by Sam Walker.

Not all about football, but he walks through great sports programs and finds the one thing they have in common. It’s not always a great coach or a collection of great athletes. It’s the Captain of the team who models excellence and settles for nothing less from their teammates.

Those are mine, what are yours?

Check out that podcast with Bruce Matthews if you haven’t already… it’s a must-listen!

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