We know the situation, because it happens at this time every year.
You are an LSU football fan, and the Tigers upcoming season can’t get here fast enough.
But before the team reports for summer camp, you and the family are going on one last vacation.
You normally wouldn’t read a book on vacation — that’s the time for beach and the sun. But it is too hot for you to stay at the beach all day, and you need something to keep your interest in case things get too boring too fast.
Relax, because SEC Country has you covered.
Here are five LSU football books you can read to help you pass the time away:
LSU Football Vault: The History of the Fighting Tigers (College Vault)
This book, written by former LSU staff member Herb Vincent and published in hardcover in 2008, got a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.com. It contains never-before-seen photographs, art and memorabilia from the LSU athletic department. Vincent also has added some photos from his personal collection.
The book chronicles the team from its start in 1893 to 2007, which was the last national championship season.
Historic Photos of LSU Football
You are off the hook here in that you don’t have to do much reading. All you have to do is flip through the pages.
The hardcover of the book was in 2009, so you don’t have to relive the frustrating days that marked the end of the Les Miles regime.
This could make for a good coffee table book.
Legendary Tiger Stadium: The Thirty Greatest LSU Football Games
The preview on Amazon.com says: “Relive the amazing plays and game-winning touchdowns that made the Tigers a favorite team of the entire nation, and discover why Tiger Stadium is ranked among the loudest and most intriguing venues in the world.”
The author, Chet Hilburn, saw a need with this book and went after it.
“Every football fan in America has heard about the mystique of LSU’s Tiger Stadium, but no one has ever written a book on it until now,” said Hilburn in a quote on the Pelican Publishing Company website.
Tales from the LSU Tigers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Tigers Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
This book, written by former Baton Rouge Advocate sportswriter Lee Feinswog, has stories about former LSU coaches like Nick Saban and Charles McClendon and players.
In the introduction to the book, Feinswog describes LSU football as “Baton Rouge’s version of the opera where anyone who’s anyone gathers with more than 90,000 of their closest friends seven times a year. To call LSU football a happening is an understatement.”
Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run
What would any LSU football collection be without a book on its best player ever? Nothing.
This book is about the Tigers’ Heisman Trophy winner’s life at LSU and beyond.
Cannon, 79, still is beloved in Baton Rouge and has had a legendary life. He was once jailed for counterfeiting, played pro football and worked as a staff dentist at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
So, these are five books that should hold you over until the football season.
And you can thank us later when that last pre-football vacation gets boring.