Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench

Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench

by Mark Titus
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Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
BabyRuth2 More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious! I found myself having to put the book down because I was laughing so hard. Aside from that, it was a super quick read that gives comedic insight into the camaraderie of an elite college basketball team. For anyone who's ever been a member of a sports team, this book is very relatable with regard to relationships with teammates, good and bad. As a female having loved this book, I would recommend this to any sports or comedy fan wanting a good laugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious from start to finish, dont even have to understand or like basketball to enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading.... I couldn't put it down!
JoyCReads More than 1 year ago
Mark Titus gained fame for being almost good enough. The book reflected that. Although even I will admit that the crude humor was funny at times, I think Titus is the ultimate underachiever. If you want to read a story about some now pro basketball players told from the point of view of the guy who couldn't make the starting team ( there is no shame in that- but come on, get over it), and wants to cruise along in life without a whole lot of effort, you will like his story. The descriptions of this book said Titus wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon. I was disappointed there was nothing about his studies in the book at all. My guess is that he wanted to just cruise along for that ride too, and was a C student. No shame in that either, but put on your big boy pants and get on with your life.
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"Number 1 seed Duke will take on 16 Providence in the first round." I knew my team was great and the name is Nitro by the way. (This is My little pony) My team was great and we had guts with a season of 30-4. Yet our four losses were against 7 Syracuse, 4 Washington St, 17 North Dakota St and 23 Pittsburgh. Those were tough games we ended up at the en of this year (until March Madness of course) 9th in the nation. We have challenges because NDSU is in oir confrence and they beat us. "A 2 seed NDSU will face the lehigh jack-rabbits." I think to myself let March madness begin.
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Nlen110 More than 1 year ago
Great, quick read for any sports fan. Anyone who wrote negative reviews because they didn't like him needs to lighten up and stop taking everything so seriously. As someone who has been directly involved in the world of college basketball I can tell you that this story is not so uncommon, so for people to act like he is disrespecting the game and so on, are clueless to the reality. Highly recommend it!
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Skizze21 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was superb. I loved how he made his time at Ohio State fun without ever playing. He was a major presence on the team without being a great basketball player. His style of writing had me laughing outloud.
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Once the locker room humor began to get old, I don't feel this was money well spent. This young man rather made a mockery of the walk-on position he was given, which should have been an honor. Sorry, Mark, your story wasn't that great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and full of good stories
RoyM1 More than 1 year ago
Mark Titus is not the lovable underdo the title suggests. His humor, laugh out loud funny at times, is also mean spirited and not the least bit funny at other times. Language is pretty raunchy in many places. You will NOT root for him as you read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really a great read for any basketball fan, especially for the fans of The Ohio State University. It provides a detailed behind the scenes look. The book also shows how creative and talented that Mark Titus is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious, hoops fan or not.
Hoosier3 More than 1 year ago
This was the funniest sports book I have ever read! Being a former high school basketball bench warmer, I could relate to Mark's antics. I only wish I would have ordered a pizza for delivery on Senior night. Definitely a must read for anyone who has played sports.
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Rob_Ballister More than 1 year ago
Mark Titus' DON'T PUT ME IN, COACH is a funny, irreverent look into Division I NCAA basketball from someone who spent a LOT of time watching it...from the bench. Mark Titus was a high school basketball star who walked on to Ohio State's team after a rash of injuries thinned that team's roster during his freshman year. He soon realized that he was not going to get a whole lot of minutes, but that didn't stop him from having a whole lot of FUN. Told in first person, this book recounts his few moments of glory on the floor, and his considerably greater moments of glory pranking his team mates and developing a cult following for his blog. A truly unbelievable story, made even more so by the fact that it is almost entirely true, this is a fun book written with a brutal honesty from the standpoint of someone with a story to tell and nothing to lose. Definitely a PG-13, or maybe even an R type of book, there is plenty of frat-boy language and antics, and a bit more "toilet humor" than I appreciate, but even then the book is still pretty darn funny. And there are some emotional moments too as Titus describes his near miss at playing for Harvard, and what it was like the last night he wore his Ohio State jersey. Looking to read about the glories of Buckeye basketball? Not your book. Want to read about the purity of NCAA athletics. Look somewhere else. Looking for a laugh from someone who REALLY hates Michigan, this is probably a great book for you.