The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream

by Gerry Faust, Steve Love

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Gerry Faust won more hearts than games. He came to Notre Dame as the high school coach from Cincinnati's Moeller High School, such a perfect fit for Notre Dame that it seemed almost too good to be true. It was. Faust admits his mistakes, which include the manner in which he put together his first coaching staff, changing Notre Dame's offense, even feeling sorry for himself. He explains how he could beat Southern Cal, but not Air Force and Purdue. An optimist to the end, Faust took on, if anything, an even greater challenge when he left Notre Dame. He became coach at the University of Akron, a program where, unlike at Notre Dame, not everyone wanted him to succeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613213612
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Gerry Faust compiled a 174-17-2 record at Cincinnati's Moeller High School before succeeding Dan Devine to become Notre Dame's 24th head football coach in 1981. He compiled a 30-26-1 record in the five years before the hiring of Lou Holtz. Faust later coached at the University of Akron before retiring in 1994.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword viii

1 The Golden Dream 1

2 The Great Leap 29

3 The Mystique 43

4 Recruiting as if Your Life Depended On It 61

5 It's Not the Man, It's the Position 95

6 The First Season 113

7 The Phantom Season 135

8 Bowling We Will Go 157

9 The Comeback Team 179

10 Leaving or Staying? 199

11 Saying Goodbye to the Golden Dream 213

12 Decisions, Decisions 247

13 Different Journeys: From Akron to Lourdes 265

14 There's No Place Like Home 311

15 Saturdays Aren't the Same 333

The Faust Records 357

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