Bill Rabinowitz, Ohio State football writer/author

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I got a phone call from Bill Rabinowitz many months ago, and during our conversation, he asked about what it took to write a book in a very short window of time. Despite my somewhat-discouraging words, he went off and wrote a wonderful book about the 2012 Ohio State team, Buckeye Rebirth: Urban Meyer, an Inspired Team, and a New Era at Ohio State.

In this podcast episode, we discuss his process in getting a book deal done and an actual tome written (where he had to write 80,000-plus words in about a four-month span), what it was like dealing with Meyer on the project, and if you can actually make money in the world of book publishing. Plus, we detail his rise from selling knives to where he is now and how he balances a busy beat (and writing a book) while spending time with his family.

Here’s some of what we talked about (and some of what we didn’t):

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