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Matthew DiBiase

The end of December first part of January can mean only one thing. No. Not any of that “new year, new me” “I’m going to the gym everyday” type stuff. This time of year means bowl season. One of the most voracious times for any college football fan. Perfect seasons come to a crashing end when a team meets an untested opponent from a differing conference, dynasties are solidified, living rooms are filled with raucous cheers and “what the hell is wrong with this ref!? How was that not pass interference!?” It’s the most wonderful time of year. This week on The Malliard Report Jim welcomes Matthew DiBiase to the show to discuss his latest book and what really makes a great coach for a college football team.
Matthew DiBiase is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research and works for the National Archives-Mid Atlantic Region located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he handles reference requests from businesses, politicians, foreign citizens and special interest groups.” Matthew is also a huge sports fan and writer and has used this to publish several books and contributes regularly to numerous columns. In Matthew’s latest book Lords of the Gridiron: College Football’s Greatest Coaches, the 150th anniversary of college football is celebrated by digging into what really makes a great coach. The book itself is full of “…memories and insights from college coaching legends Urban Meyer, Tom Osborne, Bobby Bowden, Lou Holtz, Mack Brown, Bob Stoops, Steve Spurrier, Phillip Fulmer, Vince Dooley, and Jim Tressel who discuss their influences, their offensive and defensive tactics, their motivational approaches to coaching and the highlights of their glorious coaching careers. Lords of the Gridiron: College Football’s Greatest Coaches also reveals the tactical innovations created by the coaches featured in this book. The great games in college football history are discussed in detail: the 1957 Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame Game; Nebraska vs. Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl; and Texas vs. USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl for example.”
Matthew is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to insight of the world of sports (he also writes extensively about the NHL) and is a fantastic guest. The rating system that he used when ranking the top coaches is intense to say the least. You can find Lords of the Gridiron: College Football’s Greatest Coaches through major online retailers as well as his other books. For all things Malliard, make sure to head over to where you can catch up on past shows, subscribe to the newsletter, chat during the live show, and so much more. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe in your favorite podcasting app and connect with the Report on all social media @malliard.