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A view from the bench : the story of an ordinary player on a big-time football team

Author: George R Mills
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2004.
Series: Sport and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Recruited for his combination of size and speed, George Mills had the potential to become an outstanding college football player - but it never happened. A View from the Bench reveals the reality behind the glamour of college football and the tough experiences in the life of a benchwarmer." "Mills was a solid player who loved the game, but he had only one shot in nearly five years at making Nebraska's starting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George R Mills; George R Mills
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George R Mills
ISBN: 0252071727 9780252071720
OCLC Number: 55013410
Notes: Originally published under the title: Go Big Red, 1991.
Description: xx, 234 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The neighborhood --
High school --
The shrine bowl --
Frosh --
The ax handle --
Read the head --
Redshirting --
Miami --
I quit --
Playing time --
Cotton Bowl --
Pain and injury --
Roller-coaster ride --
Coming down off the pedestal.
Series Title: Sport and society.
Responsibility: George R. Mills ; foreword by Randy Roberts.

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Reveals the reality behind the glamour of college football and the tough experiences in the life of a benchwarmer. This work reflects the experiences of so many overlooked players and is of interest  Read more...

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"I love the book! It takes me back to those pleasant days at Nebraska. I didn't realize I was so tough on George and the other defensive linemen. As he admits, he wasn't one of the outstanding Read more...

 
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