Ready to read about football?
A novel, a memoir and a nonfiction look inside an unusual college team all focus on football.
Love's Winning Plays (W.W. Norton) by Inman Majors is an irreverent comic novel about Raymond Love, a hapless young coach working for a legendary college coach during his Pigskin Cavalcade motivational-fundraising tour.
Sapp Attack: My Story (Thomas Dunn Books) by Warren Sapp is a brash (what else?) memoir by the Florida native, former Tampa Bay Buc, TV commentator and Dancing With the Stars veteran famous for lines like "I'd take a bullet for Tony Dungy, but I wouldn't take a paper cut for (Sam) Wyche."
Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point (Times Books) by Joe Drape goes inside the 2011 season of Army football, whose players get no academic coddling and must balance playing with rigorous military training.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor