Fear No Man: Don James, the '91 Huskies, and the Seven-Year Quest for a National Football Championship (Hardcover)

Fear No Man: Don James, the '91 Huskies, and the Seven-Year Quest for a National Football Championship By Mike Gastineau, Nick Saban (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mike Gastineau, Nick Saban (Foreword by)
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Finalist for the 2022 Washington State Book Award for General Nonfiction, sponsored by The Washington Center for the Book and the Seattle Public Library

The inside story of one of the most electrifying college football teams of all time

In 1984 the University of Washington Huskies won every game but one, ranking second in national polls. For most coaches, such a season would be a career pinnacle. But for Don James second place motivated him to set aside what he knew about football and rethink the game. James made radical changes to his coaching philosophy, from recruitment to becoming one of the first college teams willing to blitz on any down and in any situation. His new approach initially failed, yet it finally culminated in one of the most explosive teams in college football history.

In Fear No Man, Mike Gastineau recounts the riveting story of Don James and the national championship team he built. Undefeated, the 1991 Huskies outscored opponents by an average of 31 points per game on their way to winning the Rose Bowl and a national championship. The team included twenty-five future NFL players, and in Gastineau's gripping account they come alive with all the swagger and joy they brought to the game. A brilliant examination of one of college football's greatest coaches and teams, Fear No Man is the inspirational story of an improbable journey that led to one classic and unforgettable season.

About the Author

Mike Gastineau has worked as a Seattle sports journalist in radio and print for three decades. His books include Sounders FC, Authentic Masterpiece: The Inside Story of the Best Franchise Launch in American Sports History and Mr. Townsend and the Polish Prince: An American Story of Race, Redemption, and Football.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780295749211
ISBN-10: 0295749210
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English