The Quest for Indiana University Football Glory

The Quest for Indiana University Football Glory

Pete DiPrimio
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-03458-8
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The beginning of a new era in Indiana University football starts with the arrival of head coach Tom Allen. After revolutionizing IU’s defense, Allen has the opportunity to stage a Hoosier comeback. But can Allen make the most of this opportunity? And who are the compelling figures poised to make it happen?

In The Quest for Indiana University Football Glory, veteran sports writer Pete DiPrimio showcases exclusive coverage of the meetings, practices, games, players, coaches, and gatherings that the public rarely sees. He also reveals the surprising story of how Allen, the son of a successful Indiana high school coach, became the head coach after delivering a quality defense—something no Hoosier defensive coordinator has done in a generation. He also shows Allen’s connection to IU glory past, from Bill Mallory’s record-setting run, to Lee Corso’s Holiday Bowl surprise to the Rose Bowl opportunity no one expected. Focused on an in-depth look at the rookie season under Allen, The Quest for Indiana University Football Glory brings readers into the locker room during the rebirth of Hoosier football and highlights the struggles and successes as the coaches and players fight to rebuild the program and reinvent IU football.

Author Bio

Pete DiPrimio is in the Indiana Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame. He’s an award-winning sports writer who has written more than two dozen children’s books as well as three books on IU athletics—two on basketball and one on baseball.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Passion Play

Chapter 2 Finding Perspective

Chapter 3 Allen In The Beginning

Chapter 4 Allen Early Coaching

Chapter 5 Risky Business

Chapter 6 Why Tom Allen?

Chapter 7 Coaching to his Strength

Chapter 8 Love Will Find a Way

Chapter 9 Illinois Emersion

Chapter 10 Bill Mallory Years

Chapter 11 Lee Corso

Chapter 12 Rose Bowl Glory

Chapter 13 Players Matter

Chapter 14 Coaches and Staff Matters

Chapter 15 And So It Begins

Chapter 16 Ohio State

Chapter 17 Virginia

Chapter 18 Georgia Southern

Chapter 19 Penn State

Chapter 20 Charleston Southern

Chapter 21 Michigan

Chapter 22 Michigan State

Chapter 23 Maryland

Chapter 24 Wisconsin

Chapter 25 Rutgers

Chapter 26 Purdue

Chapter 27 Final Thoughts