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Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point

Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West PointSoldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point by Joe Drape
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great non-fiction writing! Joe Drape has captured the spirit of West Point and the special place Coach Ellerson has in the faculty – honoring academics, and leadership and military training, before Division I football. What other college sports program can say anything similar?

Ellerson’s coaching style may need a couple of more seasons to show success on the field, but the young men he leads each year are fortunate to have him now. He allows football to be fun, although demanding; he adjusts practices to accomodate the cadets’ rigorous academic requirements.

I love college football. This is inspiring reading, especially after the recent Penn State atrocities.

Beat Navy!