Loved this paragraph in an article about Keanon Lowe, who was a running back at Oregon for Chip Kelly. Kelly taught his players that “pressure is what you feel when you don’t know what you’re doing.” He told them to never flinch, and when he left in 2013 to coach the NFL’s Eagles he promised […]
The NCAA really needs to figure the transfer stuff out quickly.
Nick Saban feels strongly about giving kids second chances. Fans and media do tend to get pretty cynical when a kid gets in serious trouble and isn’t dismissed, but Saban makes a pretty good point. Where would you rather have him?
Every team you coach is new. Every team is different. Even if you have most or all of your players coming back, the team is different. Everyone is a year older, hopefully better, and individually they all have different goals. If you just repeat the same process and approach every year with a different team, […]
Pat Scanlon with some interesting thoughts on teams that deal in the truth, and how a couple of his guys talking trash wasn’t such a bad thing. https://coachpatrickscanlon.wordpress.com
You still never really know. As a coach you spend a lot of time recruiting players and getting to know them before they come on board, but you still really don’t know what you are going to get until they come to school and become a part of your program. Once you get them in […]
A study done on the impact of negative locker room speeches finds results that we might not like. https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/sports-coaches-already-know-this-kindness-isnt-inspiration-or-motivating-that-major-deadline
How we communicate appreciation is crucial to building effective and elite teams. Some really good specifics in here. https://3x5leadership.com/2019/08/15/do-you-communicate-appreciation-admiration-to-the-people-you-lead/
You always want to get off to a good start. We probably put too much emphasis on how our team starts games because we feel pressure and nerves early, and you want to feel comfortable. It’s great to get off to a comfortable lead, but I wonder if it affects the way you coach later […]