Monday, June 08, 2009

Fifth of Six Farragut High School Summer Reads Completed

I have completed the fifth book of the six Farragut High School Summer Reads. The School has three and then the AP English requirement for rising Ninth graders have three others. I completed the three AP books first. I re-read The Last Lecture, and just completed The Blind Side, Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.

The book details the life of Michael Oher. Michael Oher (Oar) was a boy left to fend for himself on streets of Memphis. When he was fortunate to become a student at Briarcrest Christian School. He was taken in by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy. He was the first recruit by the new Ole Miss Football Coach Ed Orgeron. The recruitment became the first NCAA investigation of Ed Orgeron while at Ole Miss. The second controversial incident of Coach Orgeron at Ole Miss was his attempt to obtain Tulane University football players immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

The funny portion of the book details Ed Orgeron speak. Here is an example. "Dajus da crap dey wrote bout me last sittee days!" (That's just the crap they wrote about me in the last sixty days!) And now Ed Orgeron is on the TN football staff.

Good read. Great story not only of Michael Oher but the commitment of Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy to rescue inner city kids with athletic ability.

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