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FSU’s Sons of the Sixties: A Case for the Defense - cover

FSU’s Sons of the Sixties: A Case for the Defense

John Crowe, Dale McCullers

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

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Set in the volatile decade of the 1960s, "FSU's Sons of the Sixties: A Case For the Defense" provides an insider's peek into the work, sweat, tears, challenges, and joy of being a college athlete at Florida State University. This book is not just a nostalgic trip down college football's memory lane; it is a compilation of gridiron stories about a group of stellar defensive athletes and coaches who helped define a decade of success for the Seminoles of Florida State.  
 
The aspiring athletes who came to FSU in the 1960s were the children of the Greatest Generation. These young men came to fulfill their dreams of playing college football and getting an education to honor their parents, who never had such opportunities.  
 
While making their case for the defense, co-authors John Crowe and Dale McCullers, two former Seminole teammates, highlight the experiences of 12 FSU Hall of Fame defensive players and Sons of the Sixties. Their individual rise as star athletes and their relationships with their college coaches is woven into a tapestry of intriguing insights while the critical - and often-overlooked - role that defensive football plays in building an elite college football program is explored through the perspective of those who experienced it firsthand. 
 
 "FSU's Sons of the Sixties: A Case for the Defense" takes you onto the field and into the lives of the stalwarts of the Seminole gridiron.

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