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Jim Carmody, Big Nasty: Mississippi’s Coach


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“Carmody, renowned as a defensive wizard known to many as ‘Big Nasty,’ was part of many of the most monumental football victories in Mississippi history.”

Rick Cleveland, from the introduction

“On the surface, Jim Carmody was an ‘old school’ football coach who consistently put the toughest teams on the field. But he was also innovative, knew how to squeeze the absolute maximum out of each player, and was well-versed on just about any topic you wanted to discuss. His stamp on Mississippi athletics is undeniable.”

Billy Watkins, Clarion-Ledger features writer

“Jim Carmody will always be remembered as the architect of what was known as the ‘Nasty Bunch’ defense at Southern Miss. A coach that was ahead of his time in the way his teams played and competed — and how he would prepare them — Carmody was the type of coach that you wanted to play for and the type of man that taught you how to be successful in life. His contributions to football in Mississippi can’t be measured and will never be forgotten. What a great coach.”

John Cox, Voice of the Golden Eagles

Hardcover •  6 x 9 • 344 pages •  ISBN: 978-1-936946-68-6

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Weight 2 lbs