Meat Market: A Season Inside College Football's No. 1 Recruiting Machine

Meat Market: A Season Inside College Football's No. 1 Recruiting Machine

In college football circles, the first Wednesday in February is New Year's Day, the Fourth of July, and Christmas all rolled into one. It's payoff time for a year spent screening miles of videotape and probing mountains of data, balancing the promise of a dazzling 40-yard-dash time against the perils of a putrid GPA, and text-messaging high schoolers 50 times a day. It's t...

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Title:Meat Market: A Season Inside College Football's No. 1 Recruiting Machine
Author:Bruce Feldman
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  • Jose Avila

    Any good book transcends its topic. In Bruce Feldman's "Meat Market" takes place in Ole Miss, a University in Mississippi. The book is about the football team there. The author mainly talks about what the coach did to get the team through the season. The coach which is also the main character, has one of the most unique personalities. What happens is that Ed Orgeron, the coach, sits in his office before dawn trying to get the best football players to go to Ole Miss. The coach has a very peculiar

    Any good book transcends its topic. In Bruce Feldman's "Meat Market" takes place in Ole Miss, a University in Mississippi. The book is about the football team there. The author mainly talks about what the coach did to get the team through the season. The coach which is also the main character, has one of the most unique personalities. What happens is that Ed Orgeron, the coach, sits in his office before dawn trying to get the best football players to go to Ole Miss. The coach has a very peculiar motto. His motto is ; "Planes don't fly North". He has this motto because of an event that occurred. This is a very good book, specially if you are a football fan. Also because this is a book that took place and occurred in a exiting place. That's why this book is such a good novel. I think that this book could possibly be made to a movie. If you're a fanatic of college football, this is a great book to read. I do recommend this book to read since it does seem good. If you are not into sports, then this book might be right for you and you might enjoy this book. That's all I can say about this book for now. If you want to find out more about this book, then you should read it.

  • Jalen Townsend

    The Meat Market: A Season Inside College Football’s No.1 Recruiting Machine by Bruce Feldman was a very good book for me. This was a good book for me because me being an athlete I was able to learn and find out things that could help me as a high school athlete in the book that I didn't know before I read it. I was able to not exactly relate to this book, but more use it as a learning experience for my future recruiting process. I liked the book because it gave me real examples of the recruiting

    The Meat Market: A Season Inside College Football’s No.1 Recruiting Machine by Bruce Feldman was a very good book for me. This was a good book for me because me being an athlete I was able to learn and find out things that could help me as a high school athlete in the book that I didn't know before I read it. I was able to not exactly relate to this book, but more use it as a learning experience for my future recruiting process. I liked the book because it gave me real examples of the recruiting process situations that I could learn from which I thought was great for me being that I'm an athlete.

    A question I had after reading this book was, What is the chances of getting a scholarship from a Division 1 school for football? I had this question because the author shows us the process of football recruiting but not the actual chances of making it.

    The Meat Market: A Season Inside College Football’s No.1 Recruiting Machine by Bruce Feldman is about a reporter named Bruce Feldman who goes deep into the aggressive college football recruiting process. He takes you deep inside the SEC war room of recruiting with legend Ed Orgeron, who helped build national championship teams at the University of Miami and at USC. In the year leading up to National Signing Day 2007, the award-winning journalist shadows Orgeron and his Ole Miss assistants as they set about hunting high school students inventing ways to lure them to their Oxford campus. Within this also we will here some outrageous off the field situations and crazy confessions this book will provide you with lots of knowledge about the college football recruiting process.

    I recommend this book to athletes of any sport in high school because you'll be able to relate to this book and it will provide you with lots of knowledge about the college recruiting process. I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5.

  • Michael Friess

    This was a quick, fun, and easy read I’ve wanted to tackle for a few years. It certainly confirmed a lot of my ideas about recruiting.

  • Caleb Stinnett

    As a passionate College football fan, I thought this was an interesting look behind the curtain of a big-time NCAA program's recruiting process through a calendar year. Recruiting is truly a 365-day-job to these coaches and it is interesting to read about the balance of this process while the regular season is going on as well. I recommend this to anyone interested in college athletics!

  • Sean

    I thought it a good idea to combine two of my biggest hobbies, college football and reading. The results, were disappointing. First off, this isn't a review of Ed Orgeron the coach or recruiter, just this book about those things. Author, Bruce Feldman, who've I've read articles from in the past, pens the "inside" look at recruiting in the SEC. Sadly, its inside only one program and the "inside looks" aren't much more than what can be gleaned from a recruiting website. There were a few "heard it

    I thought it a good idea to combine two of my biggest hobbies, college football and reading. The results, were disappointing. First off, this isn't a review of Ed Orgeron the coach or recruiter, just this book about those things. Author, Bruce Feldman, who've I've read articles from in the past, pens the "inside" look at recruiting in the SEC. Sadly, its inside only one program and the "inside looks" aren't much more than what can be gleaned from a recruiting website. There were a few "heard it here first" anecdotes but overall it was lacking any kind of newness. It was also terribly repetitive. There were a lot of individuals in the book but Feldman spent a ton of time reintroducing them that it became tedious to read. Also, it might have been better served to go more in-depth with the focus on Orgeron's tenure as opposed to one based solely on recruiting given than the lack of true insight. Overall, the book was boring and didn't feel like anything more an elongated magazine article.

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