4th And Goal Every Day

St. Martins Pr

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With a Preface by Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and a Foreword by ESPN's College Gameday Host Rece Davis.

In 2017, Alabama won its fifth national title during Coach Nick Saban's tenure. This is Saban's sixth national title win as a coach. He's now tied with Bear Bryant for coach with the most national championships.

Phil Savage first worked with Nick Saban when they both joined the Cleveland Browns’ coaching staff in 1991. They were reunited in 2009 when Savage became part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network as the radio color analyst. Since then, Savage has enjoyed an up-close view of the Alabama program’s dedication to recruiting, its commitment to practice, and devotion to fundamentals.

Through those years of observation, now comes his 360-degree perspective on Alabama football and Coach Nick Saban’s unique coaching style, a style that has led the Crimson Tide to five Southeastern Conference titles, three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and five national championships.

In his words, Savage details Coach Saban’s year-round preparation, his willingness to adjust and his belief in “complimentary football.” The book offers a close look at their player development and practice habits and gives a glimpse of the Crimson Tide’s approach of playing every single down like it is 4th and goal.

With anecdotes from his days growing up in Alabama in the 1970s when the Tide was a consistent national championship contender, through his 20-year career in the National Football League as a coach, scout and general manager, Savage gives a rare look at what makes Coach Nick Saban and his teams so successful.


Phil Savage is the executive director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile and is the former general manager of the Cleveland Browns. He is a regular contributor on ESPN’s NFL Insiders and SportsCenter, while also serving as an analyst for SiriusXM’s College Sports Nation and NFL channels. He is the coauthor of 4th and Goal Every Day.

Ray Glier is a journalist who contributes to USA TODAY and The Boston Globe, among other publications. He has worked on books with top college football coaches and is the author of How the SEC Became Goliath.

Pub Date: 2017
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304 
Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches

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