The basic qualifications for a movie producer are an ability to raise money and connections to combine a script, director and cast. This is brought up because Mike Krzyzewski recently had biographical sports movies on his mind.
He said the story of Duke’s Justin Robinson as a walk-on and fifth-year graduate student playing his way into a larger team role for the postseason is better than that move “Rudy,” the popular 1993 film on Notre Dame walk-on football player Rudy Ruettiger. ...
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-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.
Don’t believe the myths at Duffy Daugherty’s expense about Bear Bryant’s motivation to play the 1970 USC-Alabama game or myths about the Charlie Thornhill-for-Joe Namath trade. Bear Bryant knew nothing about black talent in the South while he dragged his feet on segregation.
David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer; "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in.”