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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (769 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Titus Narrator: Tyler Seiple Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9780307969583
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An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog ClubTrillion.com (3.6m visits!). Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. You'd be wrong.
 
In 2006, Mark Titus arrived on Ohio State's campus as a former high school basketball player who aspired to be an orthopedic surgeon. Somehow, he was added to the elite Buckeye basketball team, given a scholarship, and played alongside seven future NBA players on his way to setting the record for most individual career wins in Ohio State history. Think that's impressive? In four years, he scored a grand total of nine—yes, nine—points.

This book will give readers an uncensored and uproarious look inside an elite NCAA basketball program from Titus's unique perspective. In his four years at the end of the bench, Mark founded his wildly popular blog Club Trillion, became a hero to all guys picked last, and even got scouted by the Harlem Globetrotters. Mark Titus is not your average basketball star. This is a wild and completely true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball. A must-read for all fans of March Madness and college sports! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Mark Titus knows a lot of personal secrets of mine. If he revealed any of them in this book, I will kick him right in the testicles. I’m not joking. Greg Oden (#1 overall pick in 2007 NBA Draft, 2007 1st Team All-American)
  • Of all the players I’ve coached in my career, Mark Titus is one of them. Thad Matta (head basketball coach at Ohio State)
  • You want me to give you a quote?  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  You’ve been riding my coattails for years, so of course you want to put my name on your book to sell more copies. Evan Turner (#2 overall pick in 2010 NBA Draft, 2010 college basketball National Player of The Year)
  • I haven’t read this book and probably never will, but the cover looks pretty cool I guess. Mike Conley Jr. (#4 overall pick in 2007 NBA Draft, 2007 NCAA Tournament South Regional MVP) 
  • If Mark Titus had been able to play basketball the way he can write, he would have joined his Ohio State team mates in the NBA. No kidding. This is nothing less than a modern-day basketball version of Ball Four, a terrific look behind the locker room door, funny and profane and real. Great stuff. Leigh Montville, New York Times bestselling author of Ted Williams and Evel
  • Hilarious. Chicago Tribune
  • As a good-humored book about what Titus calls ‘normal kids who do stupid things’ while playing big-time basketball, Don’t Put Me In, Coach should appeal not just to Buckeyes fans but also to anyone looking for a frank, humanizing peek in to the locker room....A funny read. Sports Illustrated
  • For a reminder of the fun that can be had in college sports, turn to Mark Titus...The book, a comic tale of coming to terms with failure, is littered with stories of pranks, jokes, and team hijinks that may turn around that understandably low opinion of college sports. Everybody seems to be having a great time. TheAtlantic.com
  • It’s not often we notice a college basketball player who, over his four year career, played a total of 48 minutes in 32 games while racking up just nine points. But when that player happens to be Mark Titus, a Brownsburg, Indiana native who parlayed his benchwarming days at Ohio State University into a blog with nearly 4 million views and a new book titled Don’t Put Me In, Coach, we make exceptions. The Onion’s A.V. Club (Indianapolis)
  • Don’t Put Me In, Coach, [is] a scabrously funny look at what it’s like to almost play for a No. 1-ranked NCAA hoops team. The Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg, VA)
  • The unique combination of snort-inducing hilarity and insider perspective makes this required reading for younger (or just perpetually immature) hoop heads. A perfect way to pass the time during the tournament’s endless TV timeouts.             Kirkus
  • The Maxim demographic will revel in Titus’s rebellious tales, which come with a heaping portion of snarky, bro-friendly prose, scatological humor, and pop culture references….And under all the pranks and immaturity, Titus is a likable, forthright narrator.             Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Nassi | 2/15/2014

    " Fun (read: juvenile) inside look at college basketball from a walk-on benchwarmer at Ohio State. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Godfrey | 2/10/2014

    " Funny. Required for any basketball fan. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 EOB | 2/6/2014

    " Don't read this. Dude is IMDB-comments-offensive and not even blogger-funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ Petrous | 2/3/2014

    " A funny, quick read that speeds you through four years of sitting on the bench and watching people play basketball much better than you ever could. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LeAnn | 2/2/2014

    " I am not sure why I read this book, but I did.....Also not sure who the editor was! Author used a LOT of phrases such as "in other words", "it goes without saying", "what I mean to say is" That got very old quick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lexi | 1/30/2014

    " Loved the blog, eagerly awaited the book, and it did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashbean | 1/17/2014

    " Mark Titus goes through his four years of experience as a glorified bench-warmer on the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team. The stories contained within are at times funny, gross, and overly dramatic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damian | 12/29/2013

    " Realistically, probably not a 5 star book, but being a Buckeye fan, who went to OSU while he was there, it was awesome reliving those glorious years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 12/19/2013

    " If you like Mark Titus's blog "Club Trillion" then you will LOVE this book! If you like Ohio State Basketball, then you will love this book. If you like to laugh, then you will love this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 12/9/2013

    " The book was pretty poorly written; mostly juvenile humor, pop culture references, and dull game recaps. It does have a few interesting insights into a college basketball program. Since it is such a fast read, it makes wading through all the other sludge somewhat worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 12/7/2013

    " Good book though I zoned out once or twice when I got into reading some of the stats. I enjoyed listening to all of his antics. Quick, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/20/2013

    " If you are a college basketball fan, you will certainly enjoy this book. It's a fast read with chapters of only a few pages length. One caution for other females who may want to read this book--it is rife with what I consider adolescent male behavior and jokes, but funny at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shin | 8/1/2013

    " Very similar to Can I Keep My Jersey. Some funny stories and self-deprecating anecdotes about the author's experience in college. Slightly annoying that for every good player mentioned in the book, he had to also mention what NBA team that player currently plays for. A quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/31/2013

    " An inside look into the OSU basketball program. If you like sports and sarcasm this is for you.Which is right down my alley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Pridemore | 7/25/2013

    " Really enjoyed the first half or so, but it died off a little in the second half. Titus can become a great writer, and I hope he writes another book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Diehl | 2/16/2013

    " Kind of interesting look at being a walk-on at The Ohio State University. Very crude or even obscene dialogue, but probably appropriate for this outlet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 2/12/2013

    " Interesting book on the sports side of things, got a few laughs out of it. Especially liked the parts about the "Villain" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thorn MotherIssues | 1/22/2013

    " Lee passed this on to me because she found it hilarious. It was very funny in parts and I appreciated the view of men's college basketball it gave, juvenile humor and mild homophobia/racial discomfort and all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 1/19/2013

    " Very entertaining, a little uncouth, but surprisingly restrained. This guy obviously has a sense of humor about himself and his lack of discernable basketball talent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 6/23/2012

    " A quick and entertaining read. Titus is a serviceable writer and the flow of the book is almost like listening to a friend talk: it's not deep or engaging, but you're listening and you laugh a couple of times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 6/1/2012

    " As much about diarrhea, vomit, and scrota as it as about basketball. If that doesn't sound too off-putting, you will likely find this a quick, highly entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Weitzel | 5/21/2012

    " Not really a 5 star book...but I love Ohio State and both his blog and his book made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. Pure ridiculousness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Joseph | 4/25/2012

    " Quick, skimable, entertaining read by a Jim Bouton/ Ball Four, wannabe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivek Biswas | 4/13/2012

    " One of the funniest books I've ever read, especially if you're a fan of college basketball! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 3/15/2012

    " If you like basketball this is a great book, a must read for any Ohio State fan. Having watched those seasons that the author played in, makes this good fun. Perfect read to get ready for March Madness! "

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