College football coaches will do anything to gain an edge.
This week for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, that means cramming for the Fiesta Bowl with some last-minute reading. What’s he reading? Urban Meyer’s book, “Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season.”
Upon the Tigers landing in Phoenix, Swinney said he recently acquired the book and is hoping to read the whole thing before the end of the week.
Swinney didn’t say exactly what he’s hoping to glean from the book’s pages, but joked that he’d take a “cliff notes version” if anyone has one.
Dabo Swinney just gave a plug to Urban Meyer's book and joked he'd read it to get an edge. "If you have the cliff notes, send them my way"
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 27, 2016
Dabo Swinney says he just got Urban Meyer's book. "I'm trying to get that thing read by the end of the week."
— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) December 27, 2016
Dabo Swinney said he just got Urban Meyer's book: "I gotta get that thing read by the end of the week … trying to get any edge I can."
— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) December 27, 2016
Meyer released “Above the Line” in 2015 following Ohio State’s storybook run to the 2014 national championship. Here is the description found on Amazon.com:
Writing with his customary candor and humility, Meyer delivers insights both practical and profound—and applicable far beyond the football field. Packed with real-life examples from a storied season, Above the Line offers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories.