Football School? A Fan's Look at Auburn Basketball
By: Theodore "Ted" Watson
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About the Book
Following a fan’s personal encounter of Auburn’s rise in college basketball, Watson shares how Auburn basketball went from average to among the best college basketball team under the coaching of Bruce Pearl. With a brief history and a peak into the different eras of Auburn basketball, it is concluded with Auburn’s rise under Bruce Pearl’s coaching.
About the Author
Theodore "Ted" Watson retired from the Air Force after twenty-one-and-a-half years of service. He attended colleges in various locations throughout his Air Force career. Watson retired from the Alabama State Department of Education in 1997. From 2000 to 2008, he was a consultant on asset management for the SDE.
(2020, Paperback, 126 Pages)
"I really enjoyed reading Theodore "Ted" Watson's newly released book about Auburn basketball. I'm not one who necessarily follows basketball, but his story which chronicles much of Auburn's basketball history was an easy and informative read. He presented an excellent view on a fan's perspective of Auburn's basketball teams over the past years. Thanks, Ted Watson for the informative read."
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. The level of detail was amazing and your presentation of the Tigers’ history through the years was very smooth.
I’ve never had any connection to Alabama except that on Saturdays in the fall I root for whichever team is playing the Crimson Tide. However, after reading your book I have the urge to begin following the Auburn program. This year in Coach Pearl’s seventh season, the Tigers are 6 – 5 overall and 0 – 3 in the SEC. Hopefully good things are yet to come.
It is evident that you are truly blessed to have found an amazing wife who shares your passion for the Tigers.
Stats are for chumps!"
"Ted Watson has written the defining account of some of the most exciting times in Auburn basketball history. This book is a must read not only for for rabid Auburn fans but also for anyone who feels the passion rooting for any favorite team. A quick read and a page turner." - Dr. Jim Mathews, one of those rabid Auburn fans.
"Now that's a great book! I really enjoyed it. There were things in there that I did not realize!" - Sonny Smith, former A U Basketball coach
"I loved the style and how it felt like the way my son and I love to recall games, players and coaches. The book has made me a new Tiger fan and fan of Bruce Pearl. I always thought of him as one of the better coaches but knowing how much you like him solidified my decision." - Dr. Tim Marker, Mount Vernon, WA
"Your book was a thoroughly enjoyable read. The flavor and level of your excitement definitely came through. You were able to actually capture a period of Auburn Basketball History and convey it beautifully to the reader." - Dr. Bryan Wood, Auburn, AL