Here the never before revealed story is told of how this legendary coach began his life as an often mistreated orphan and yet overcame his bleak childhood to become an inspiring champion. You will find his life is an exact parallel to David Copperfield!
Known forever as "Gloomy Gil" but was he really a pessimist? - the answer is quite surprising. He was universally acclaimed as an expert in psychology and used this to always keep one step ahead of his players, opponents and most importantly - sportswriters.
He was years ahead of his time as an innovator. Known as a tough disciplinarian, there is a reason that he won with such overwhelming regularity. He stressed conditioning before it was popular, he demanded discipline, insisted on hard work and was a master of football fundamentals. For this his teams were known as "machines."