New PDF release: A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bobby Knight and the

By John Feinstein

A Season at the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery trainer, Bob Knight.

Knight granted Feinstein an exceptional within examine collage basketball -- with whole entry to each second of the season. Feinstein observed and heard all of it -- practices, crew conferences, approach classes, and mid-game huddles -- in the course of Knight's fight to prevent a wasting season.

A Season at the Brink not just captures the drama and strain of big-time collage basketball yet paints a brilliant portrait of a fancy, significant trainer jogging a good line among genius and insanity.

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Has the knee bend to sink and absorb, but can be late to drop his hips, taking away his anchor strength. Needs to be more technically proficient with his reach and hand placement mid-kick-slide. Inconsistent snap anticipation and can be late to set up—has reps on film where he seems to fall asleep, missing his usual urgency. Has the aggressive take-on strength to sustain blocks, but needs to better use angles to his advantage. Still developing his pre-snap recognition skills and can be fooled by delayed pressures.

Overaggressive angles and needs to better come to balance and break down while in motion. Needs to mix up his moves and show a better plan as a blitzer. Only two full seasons at linebacker and still learning different nuances of the position. Doesn’t have an indestructible body type. SUMMARY: A two-year starter in Ohio State’s versatile 4-3 base defense, Lee redshirted as a safety, but added muscle and moved to linebacker, playing the “walkout” role so he was asked to cover, blitz, and consistently play in space.

Fun Fact: Groomed by his godfather and 14-year NFL veteran Ray Crockett, who was a role model and father figure throughout Coleman’s youth. Ideal Team Fit: Requires a patient coaching staff because he will need time to adjust to the NFL game, but once he does, look out. He will fit well with a team that frequently attacks every level of the defense through the air like the Baltimore Ravens or New Orleans Saints. SUMMARY: A three-year starter, Coleman starred in Art Briles’ wide-open spread offense, which is mostly half-field reads and unchallenged routes, making it difficult to compare his college film to what he’ll see in the NFL.

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