Growing up in Rule, Texas, Art Briles learned at a young age the
importance of hard work and faith from his parents. Soon that faith
would be tested.
On their way to see him play in a college football game, Briles'
parents and aunt died in a car crash. This event shaped Briles into
the man he is today. His father, Dennis, left him with a
series of lessons. He taught his son that the world doesn't just
hand you things, you have to earn them. And he taught him the
influence that faith could have in his life.
Briles put these lessons to work as a football coach, where he
established his reputation for turning struggling teams into
winners, from high school to the staff at Texas Tech to head
coach at the University of Houston. Hired to coach Baylor in
2007, he was faced with a familiar task. Within three years, Briles
led the Bears to their first bowl game in 15 years.
Today, he instills those same lessons into his young players,
helping them find a reason to excel. There are plenty of excuses
for failure but Briles surrounds himself with people who are
fearless when it comes to chasing success. That is one of the many
lessons he imparts to his readers, with chapters that
* God and the Teaching of Dennis Briles
* Finding Your Passion
* You Can Change Attitude, Not Talent
* Passing in the Land of Earl Campbell
* Everybody is a Captain
Filled with dramatic football stories and lessons learned, this
book will inspire and entertain.