Some Good College Football Books To Get Your Hands On

Ryan HealeyCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2009

These books are in no particular order whatsoever and I have either read them or have seen them in a book store. Also I can't put all books I've come across on here so I'll stick with the ones I like or somehow stuck out in my mind. 

Bowden: The Life and Legacy of Bobby Bowden. By: Mike Freeman.  Good read for anyone who is a fan of Bobby Bowden, a fan of FSU or just wants to know more about the coach with transformed Florida State. 

Pigskin Warriors: 140 Years of College Footballs Greatest Traditions, Games, and Stars. By: Steven Travers. Quality book detailing the authors top 10 programs and their stars and traditions. Some teams he details are USC, Notre Dame, Alabama, Michigan, and Penn State. 

Always Compete: An Inside Look at Pete Carroll and the USC Football Juggernaut. By: Steve Bisheff. I'm actually currently reading this book and even though I am not a fan of USC I am a fan of Pete Carroll. If your a USC fan in any capacity you need to get your hands on this book. 

Resurrection: The Miracle Season That Saved Notre Dame. By: Jim Dent. Haven't read it yet but it is about Ara Parseghian and what he did to turn Notre Dame around.

On Rocky Top: A Front Row Seat to the End of an Era. By: Clay Travis. Travis travels with the Tennessee Vols in the 2008 season and Phil Fulmers last season of college football. Check out Travis's other book Dixieland Delight: A Football Season on the Road in the Southeastern Conference. 

'Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment. By: Bruce Feldman. Awesome book for anyone interested in the Miami Hurricanes. Gives a good story about the history and some of the great players who have played there and are currently in the NFL. Check out Feldmans other book on college recruiting called Meat Market: Inside the Smash-mouth World of College Football Recruting. 

Talking Irish: The Oral History of Notre Dame Football. By: Steve Delsohn. Title is pretty self explanatory. 

The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life. By: Jim Tressel. Good book by Tressel detailing the coaches philosophy that got him to where he is today. 

War As They Knew It: Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a Time of Unrest. By: Michael Rosenberg. Details one the best rivalries in college football in one of Americas unsavory periods of time, the Vietnam era. 

No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame. By: Charlie Weis. Good biography of sorts on Charlie Weis's coaching career and take over of Notre Dames head coaching position. 

Saturday Rules: Why College Football Outpasses, Outclasses, and Flat-Out Surpasses the NFL.  By: Austin Murphy. I picked this book up just because of the title and I loved it. Also check out another one of Murphy's books Sweet Season: A Sportswriter Rediscovers Football, Family, and a bit of Faith at Minnesota's St. John University

Every Week a Season: A Journey Inside Big-Time College Football. By: Brian Curtis. Curtis goes around and spends roughly a week with teams such as Boston College, LSU, Georgia, and Arizona State. 

The Lion in Autumn: A Season With Joe Paterno and Penn State Football. By: Frank Fitzpatrick.  Good book about JoePa and on the most storied programs in college football history. 

There are plenty of other books that I could of put on here but I didn't have the time or patience  to go through all of them so I just put a select few that I thought were the best to make the list.