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Publisher's Summary

Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful and respected program nearly lost it all in less than a decade and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal, a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public university. Author John U. Bacon takes you inside the offices, the boardrooms, and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan to see what happened and why, with countless eye-opening, head-shaking scenes of conflict and conquest.
But Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival. When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized that it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that had made it great for over a century. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans, and faculty - and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them. Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director and a new coach who vindicated the fans' faith when he turned down more money and fame to return to the place he loved most: Michigan.
©2015 John U. Bacon, LLC (P)2015 Tantor
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"John Bacon has fast become the preeminent documentarian of all things Michigan football and this is just the latest in a long line of must-read material." (Rich Eisen, author of Total Access)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Justin on 12-21-15


Endzone is a great read/listen. John Bacon has told a fascinating story covering all the angles. A must read for anyone who follows the University of Michigan football and loves it's time honored tradition. Highly recommend this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By BenRias on 10-13-17

great listen

I really enjoyed learning the behind the scenes intrigue that comes from running a powerhouse university...especially as it relates to athletics. more importantly, I learned a number of the reasons why one of my favorite teams imploded.

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