Love’s Winning Plays: A Novel by Inman Majors is a quick, fun read. It’s about Graduate Assistant Coach Raymond Love, a Division III quarterback who dreams of a career in college coaching. He’s at an unnamed SEC school in a precarious position, hoping to get a regular coaching gig. In the meantime, he’s exposed to the seamy underbelly of big time college athletics.
War and Peace it’s not—a good thing, maybe—but it’s a highly entertaining story about honesty, integrity, and loyalty. And there’s a little romance along the way, plus some jabs at sensational journalism, football boosters, sports fan chat-rooms, and ass-kissing underlings. And Athletic Directors. Athletic Directors don’t come off very well, either.
I enjoyed it, and it helped prolong the college football season one more day!