Tell Me Something I Won’t Like

Truth to power is hard. In any organization, it’s difficult to tell the boss the truth when it’s something he clearly doesn’t want to hear. As the leader, you have to be aware of this if you want to continue to get better. You create the environment for your staff, and if all they are […]

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Al Golden – Temple Football

The sign over the locker room when Al Golden took the head coaching job at Temple summed up the journey facing the worst program in college football back in 2006. Golden hung a quote from British explorer Ernest Shackleton that will never be mistaken for a warm-and-fuzzy recruiting pitch: “Men wanted for a hazardous journey, […]

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Vary Your Tone

Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian philosopher who coined the phrase “The medium is the message,” signifying that the way the message was delivered was actually more important than the message itself. The way you deliver the message as a coach is crucial, and something worth thinking about. Having a presence as a head coach is […]

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Guess Who’s Back

https://www.woonsocketcall.com/sports/coming-back-home-chance-meeting-brings-walsh-back-to-providence/article_80fd34ea-0616-11ea-86be-e3951e0d4474.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

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Don’t Put Them In A Box

Confirmation bias is essentially interpreting something new as confirmation of what you already believe. And as a coach it comes into play a lot. If you like a kid you are recruiting, when you go see him play you are going to find things to like about him – even if he doesn’t play that […]

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Great Defense Travels

Virginia 48, Syracuse 34. On opening night, Tony Bennett, who lost 4 starters off of last year’s title team, went on the road to Syracuse and held the Orange to 34 points. That score makes me think two things – 1) Tony Bennett is playing chess and we are all playing checkers. 2) Great defense […]

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UVA Football – AND

UVA Football coach Bronco Mendenhall believes in the concept of “AND.” So many great quotes in here from Mendenhall. Definitely a guy I want to root for. “I think decisions are made based on principle, and I think principles are governed by beliefs. AND is one of our guiding principles, and that’s based on my […]

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“The NCAA Will Implode”

Strong, interesting and educated comments on where the NCAA is headed. http://www.oudaily.com/sports/the-ncaa-will-implode-ou-professor-expert-in-intercollegiate-athletics/article_1cbb81d8-fc36-11e9-8803-2f7072b8ff1e.html

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Longevity In The League

Some terrific stuff from longtime NBA vets about longevity and being a great teammate to survive. https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/10/17/20917755/nba-kendrick-perkins-sticking-around

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