Reviews, excerpts and stories on “Three and Out”

Dear Loyal Readers, It’s been a very busy week already — and it’s only Tuesday!  I suspect you fine folks have a lot to do with that, as “Three and Out” has debuted at #24 overall on amazon.com.  So, THANK YOU! Insofar as I imagine the book’s most loyal readers are the Loyal Readers I […]

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Third and Final Round of Q&A: What’s Next for JUB, and UM, and What Does “Michigan Man” Mean Anymore?

6.  WHAT NEXT FOR YOU? “What books are you going to write about now that Michigan won’t let you within a mile of any of their programs anymore?  I mean, it’s not easy to piss off everybody.” This, I loved.  Not only did I find your questions intelligent, they were often quite funny.  More power […]

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Second Round Q&A about “Three and Out”: Misfit, Transition Trainwreck, and Who’s to Blame?

SECOND OF THREE ROUNDS OF Q&A ABOUT “THREE AND OUT” Brian Cook of MGoBlog asked his readers what questions they wanted to ask me about the book.  Well, over 400 readers sent in more than a thousand questions.  So, first, thanks to everyone for your remarkable interest.  (And big thanks also to Brian for sorting […]

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First excerpt of “Three and Out” in today’s Wall Street Journal

Dear Loyal Readers, Thanks to the good folks at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and the equally good folks at the Wall Street Journal, today the WSJ ran a three-quarter page excerpt from my upcoming book, Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football, out October 25.  The excerpt […]

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“Three and Out”: the how, the why, and the goal of the book

Earlier this week, I started answering some smart questions from some typically smart Michigan fans (are there any other kind?) on Brian Cook’s excellent MGoBlog.com about my upcoming book, Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football (FSG, $28, out October 25, 2011).  These answers are adapted from […]

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The Miracle of 1995: When the Northwestern Mildcats became Wildcats

Michigan plays Northwestern in Evanston tomorrow for the first time since 2007.  The undefeated, 11th ranked Wolverines are favorites, but beating the Wildcats is no longer the easy game it used to be.  Whatever happens this weekend, it can’t match what happened back in 1995. Before 1995, the idea of Michigan losing to Northwestern was […]

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