Don't Flinch: Barry Alvarez, The Autobiography is written by the UW football coach along with Mike Lucas. In this book, Barry Alvarez talks about the lessons he learned from his mentors (Nebraska's Bob Devaney, Iowa's Hayden Fry and Notre Dame's Lou Holtz), the hurdles that he had to overcome as a young assistant and high school coach, and the challenge of taking over his own college program at the University of Wisconsin. During his 16 seasons on the sidelines, Alvarez became the architect of three Rose Bowl triumphs in the 1990's and became the school's all-time winningest football coach. All UW faithful will enjoy this book.
Hardcover book (6 in. x 9 in.)contains 280 pages, including a 16-page color photo section. ISBN: 097587697X
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Barry Alvarez was the head football coack at the University of Wisconsin - Madison for 16 seasons starting in the 1990's. He became the architect of three Rose Bowl triumphs and became the school?s all-time winningest football coach. His upbringing in western Pennsylvania and his exposure to three legendary coaches (Nebraska?s Bob Devaney, Iowa?s Hayden Fry and Notre Dame?s Lou Holtz) helped him build the Badger football program into national prominence.
Mike Lucas, a native of Beloit, WI, has been a writer and sports columnist for the Madison Capital Times since 1971. In addition, he has been the color analyst for Badger football and basketball games on the UW radio network for the past 14 seasons. He is the author of several sports books related to Wisconsin.