No university has won more football championships than Alabama, and Barry Krauss played a key role in one of them. The linebacker’s fourth-down stop of Penn State’s Mike Guman in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1979, was named by ESPN as one of the ten most important plays of the twentieth century.
In this entertaining and well-illustrated memoir, Krauss tells of scrimmaging on front lawns with friends as a kid in Pompano Beach, Florida, and of his childhood dream to play for Don Shula. He acknowledges how Coach Bear Bryant tamed his free spirit and shaped him into the football player, and the man, he became. And he emphasizes the importance of the team, weaving together the personal stories of his Alabama teammates on the field during The Goal Line Stand, and acknowledges their significant roles in winning the game and the championship.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Barry Krauss was a key member of the University of Alabama’s 1978 National Championship football team. A first round draft choice in 1979, he played twelve years in the NFL with the Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. Today Krauss is a professional broadcaster and motivational speaker based in Carmel, Indiana.
Joe M. Moore was a freshman member of the 1975 Crimson Tide football team, alongside Barry Krauss. He is the founder of Moore Management Group, which provides management consulting, marketing, and intellectual property development services to businesses. Moore lives in Mobile, Alabama.
PRAISE FOR AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A WINNER
“Few people get a chance to live the American dream, and fewer still are able to write of that experience. Barry Krauss has done both with Ain’t Nothin’ But a Winner. Krauss was there for the platinum years of The Bear and Crimson Tide football, and you’ll feel as if you were right there with him.” –Allen Barra, author of The Last Coach
“A lot of us have immersed ourselves in the history of Alabama football. It’s a glorious story. This book lets us learn more of the history from one who actually lived it.” –Eli Gold, the Voice of the Crimson Tide and author of Crimson Nation
“What Alabama fan does not instantly recognize that famous play involving the Crimson Tide? But that moment is just part of the Barry Krauss story and his immense respect for Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant.” –Mike Shula, former head football coach, University of Alabama
152 pages / 29 B&W Figures
ISBN: 978-0-8173-5864-8 Paper