By Bruce Feldman
Publish yr note: First released in 2007
"One of the main insightful books ever written approximately university football." — The ny occasions
Now revised and up-to-date by way of the writer, Meat Market proves that during collage soccer, the sport off the sector is extra brutal than the single at the box. during this shattering disclose, Bruce Feldman is going into the warfare rooms to teach who stands to benefit whilst champions get equipped, and at what price.
A university soccer software can develop into a multi-million buck for its college, yet provided that that application wins. the search for excellence is going past the center and the consideration of the gridiron—it is going into the conflict rooms the place recruiters dimension up each metric to figure out which high-school phenom they wish to recruit to the college.
Bruce Feldman—FOX activities university soccer Insider—rips the canopy off the game’s frenzied pursuit of uncooked expertise, taking you deep contained in the SEC warfare room of recruiting legend Ed Orgeron, the flamable Cajun who helped construct nationwide championship groups on the college of Miami and at USC. In a gorgeous, blow-by-blow account of the 12 months prime as much as nationwide Signing Day 2007, the award-winning journalist shadows Orgeron and his Ole omit assistants as they set approximately looking highschool scholars, pleading, plotting, and inventing how you can entice them to their sleepy Oxford campus. choked with candid confessions and outrageous off-the-field motion, Meat Market makes what occurs at the box appear nearly tame by means of comparability.
Meat Market is a must-read for all university soccer fanatics, an eye-opening discovery of what it takes to place their favourite workforce at the box.