Diary of an Unforgettable Season: 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes [NOOK Book]

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The expectations, and the stakes, are always sky-high when Ohio State University prepares to begin a new football season. For much of this decade, the Buckeyes have entered the season with very real and realistic national championship hopes. Those hopes became a reality in 2002, and in subsequent years were dashed only by the slightest of margins. Then came 2006, when the expectations again were nothing less than a perfect season and a BCS bowl berth for the national title. OSU's associate athletic director ...
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Diary of an Unforgettable Season: 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes

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Overview


The expectations, and the stakes, are always sky-high when Ohio State University prepares to begin a new football season. For much of this decade, the Buckeyes have entered the season with very real and realistic national championship hopes. Those hopes became a reality in 2002, and in subsequent years were dashed only by the slightest of margins. Then came 2006, when the expectations again were nothing less than a perfect season and a BCS bowl berth for the national title. OSU's associate athletic director Steve Snapp knew this back in the spring of 2006, which is when he began to pen his personal diary of one of the most memorable seasons in Buckeyes history. His insider's account of the magical 12-0 regular season and the stunning loss to Florida in the national championship game gives fans a rare birds-eye view of the blood, sweat, tears, and love that go into the making of a championship-caliber college football team. Follow the historic season from Snapp's personal accounts that recollect the preseason hype, the spring practices, the non-conference schedule, and then the rigorous, climactic Big Ten slate that ended dramatically with the annual showdown against Michigan. Diary of an Unforgettable Season also details the 51 days between games and OSU's mental and physical preparation for a national title game that went horribly awry. Readers will not only feel like they've been through a big-time college football season, they will also share the bumps, bruises, scars, triumphs, and disappointments that go along with being a player on the grand stage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617499180
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,130,173
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Steve Snapp is a native Buckeye and a veteran of more than 30 years with The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. A Marine Corps and Vietnam veteran, Snapp received his bachelor or arts in journalism from Ohio State in 1973. Snapp has worked a total of 32 bowl games, including two National Championship contests, and two Final Fours. He has won numerous awards for his publications and writing, as well as for Press Box operations. James Patrick "Jim" Tressel was football head coach at Ohio State University from 2001 to 2011. The Vice President of Strategic Engagement for the University of Akron, Tressel resides in Akron, Ohio.
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  • Posted September 6, 2012

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    Please pass this by!

    As a college football fan and an Ohio State Buckeye fan in particular I always liking reading about the sport. What I don’t like is a book like this that gives almost no extra incite, information, or perspective to what was already known. Steve Snapp, who had been familiar to me for years for his work in the OSU athletics department writes a very vanilla synopsis of the 2006 season. As a Buckeye fan I’m glad I read it because I read most things about the school/team but as a fan of literature this was really bad. It can be skipped even by diehards.

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