SMU Football has a rich history of success, and yet the 1987 NCAA “Death Penalty” shapes the narrative of many people. In the late '70s and early '80s, under the leadership of Ron Meyer, SMU rose to become one of the top collegiate football teams in the nation, six years before the fall from grace. The key reasons for this ascent had much more to do with a time-tested success system than any other factor. While Meyer’s teams included some of the all-time greats, led by Eric Dickerson and Craig James, a look from the inside pinpoints the real reasons why this great talent flourished.One of the players who had an inside look at this journey is finally sharing his story with you. James Mobley played at SMU during this era and experienced both the struggle and the ultimate success. Mobley outlines the lessons that he learned, with a unique view of his personal story of adversity and triumph. This book is about leadership excellence, overcoming challenges, team unity, and a commitment to discipline and hard work. The results were a thing of beauty and the lessons he shares are, interestingly enough, what fuel successful teams even today.Enjoy this view of Mustang Mania to the “Pony Express."