George Perles: The Ride of a Lifetime by George Perles, Vahe Gregurian

By George Perles, Vahe Gregurian

In 1983, George Perles took over the reins at Michigan nation and after only one rebuilding yr led the Spartans to their first Bowl video game in many years. George Perles: The journey Of a life-time is going behind the curtain to discover the successes and demanding situations that trainer Perles confronted in his profession, together with the making an attempt end to his career.

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McKinney Dustjacket and photo insert: Michelle R. Dressen Editor: Susan M. McKinney Proofreaders: Phyllis L. Bannon, Mary Jane Harshbarger ISBN: 1-57167-022-x Printed in the United States. Page iii This book is dedicated to my family. To my wife, Sally; my mother, Nellie; and my late father, Julius. To my children, Kathleen; Terrance and his wife, Tracy; John and his wife, Amy; my grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael and Kendall; and my third son, Patrick. ____________________________________________ Page v Contents Acknowledgments vii Foreword ix Introduction xi 1 The Shadow Knows 1 2 Potato Loaf and Street Fighting 13 3 The Buddy System 23 4 "The Right Spartan Spirit 29 5 Riddells and Rosaries 39 6 Back to the Future 47 7 Behind the Steel Curtain 53 8 Stunted Growth 65 9 A Cup of Coffee 75 10 A Can of Coke 83 11 "No Earrings, Dresses, or Purses" 93 12 Rose Fever 103 13 The Best Cry I Ever Had 113 14 An Affair to Remember 125 15 Curious George 131 16 Jets Lag 139 17 Absurd City 147 18 Dualor Duel?

It was a manner honed by four men whose pictures were perched over Perles' shoulder in a single frame in his office: Daugherty, McVay, Chuck Noll, coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ed Rutherford, Perles' coach at Western High and later his colleague at Michigan State. " said Nick Saban, whom Perles befriended when Saban as a novice hung around Steelers camps, whom Perles hired on his first MSU staff and who now is succeeding Perles as Michigan State head coach. "I always thought that was a unique thing.

So I didn't have a problem with Merrily. " Even within this myopic, dizzying and volatile world, Perles originally flourished. That was as much a function of his management style as it was of his recruiting success and cutting-edge training regimens. It was a manner honed by four men whose pictures were perched over Perles' shoulder in a single frame in his office: Daugherty, McVay, Chuck Noll, coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ed Rutherford, Perles' coach at Western High and later his colleague at Michigan State.

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