The most engrossing and authoritative chronicle of college football ever,
No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era Volumes 1 & 2 is an instant
literary classic. Wildly entertaining, thoroughly informative and refreshingly
honest, this effort peels back the curtains revealing the people and the
process behind the 1990's 60 win-3 loss Nebraska Football dynasty and particularly
the 1995 Cornhusker squad, a team often voted the greatest of all time.
A must-have for any personal library, this magnum opus of biblical proportions
is an all-access ticket into the late 20th century University of Nebraska
locker room scene you simply can’t put down.
Paul Koch was associated with our football program during some exceptional
years and Paul has, through extensive interviews, obtained unusual insight
into those years of Nebraska Football. His book provides an excellent understanding
of what made those teams exceptional.
–Tom Osborne, Nebraska Football Coach/Head Coach (1964-/1973-1997),
Congressman(2001-2007), Athletic Director/ Emeritus (2007-2012/2013)
It’s loaded to the barrel with vignettes, anecdotes & incidents
that piece together an incredibly accurate and entertaining narrative of
that time in history. So don’t drop the ball. Read it.
-Charlie McBride, Nebraska Defensive Line Coach/Defensive Coordinator (1977-/1982-1999)
What I fleetingly described from the radio booth, Paul brings to life forever
with insight only someone intimately involved could know and share. He preserves
these teams on paper -warts, beauty marks, laughs, bruises & tears.
A lasting tale of their unique path to unparalleled success.
-Kent Pavelka, Radio Voice of the Huskers.
Take an insider with connections and first-hand experience, add a passion
for his subject (Husker football) and a desire to write how it was during
a special time, and you have No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy of an Era Volumes
1 & 2
- Mike Babcock, Editor, Hail Varsity, author of Nebraska Football Vault
and Heart of a Husker
Both humorous and touching. Paul does an outstanding job sharing the practice
field and locker room moments that only players and coaches typically get
to experience, bringing to life how Nebraska Football gathered young men
from various cultural and economic backgrounds and forged them into a band
of brothers with a common goal. So good that it took two volumes to set
the record straight.
-Mitch Krenk, NU Tight End (1978-1982), Past President, Letterwinners N
Paul Koch was right there in the middle of a magical era in Husker history,
a period on which many of us fans will always hang our Husker hats. To learn
of so many previously unknown details –ones that raise eyebrows, elicit
smiles & laughs, lumps in throats, as well as fists in triumph- makes
this a must-read for any sports fan.
-David Mlnarik, Executive Director, Nebraska Sports Council