Maine Football #9

A cool tradition with UMaine football.  When you see #9 on the Black Bears you know he’s tough. http://www.pressherald.com/2014/08/28/steve-solloway-at-maine-it-takes-a-tough-football-player-to-wear-no-9/

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Ready To Get Started

I spent some time recently with Mark Emmert of the Portland Press Herald about getting started at UMaine. http://contributors.pressherald.com/sports/walsh-moving-ready-move-new-black-bears-team/

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Competitive Practices

It was kind of cool to turn on the FIBA World Championships and see Tuukka Kotti playing for the Finnish National Team.  Tuukka was a key piece on our 2004 NCAA Tournament team at Providence College that was a #5 seed, the highest seed Providence has ever earned.  Tuukka never got a ton of credit […]

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I Don’t Know

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”  ― Mark Twain

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“Abrasive” Women

I found this post really interesting about how women are evaluated in the workplace.  It makes you think about the way we evaluate in the recruiting world. How much of an evaluation is based on what we expect to see or what we are hoping to see?  Clearly based on this study women are expected to […]

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Woj on Coach K, Team USA

Adrian Wojnarowski has a different take on Coach K and Team USA. Agree or disagree, an interesting read. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba-needs-to-pull-stars-from-usa-basketball–which-is-showcasing-only-duke-s-coach-044717393.html

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Malcolm Mitchell Book Club

Terrific 3-minute video about Georgia star wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell.  A great watch for all of your players, a star not afraid to step outside of his comfort zone who takes great pride in learning. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/football-star-shows-you-cant-judge-a-book-by-its-cover/

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Chip Kelly’s Influence

“Coaching is one thing and one thing only: It is creating an environment so the player has an opportunity to be successful,” Kelly told those high school coaches. “That is your job as a coach. When you teach him to do that, get out of his way.” http://grantland.com/features/chip-kelly-philadelphia-eagles-nfl-influence/

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Jay Bilas

Some thoughts I really liked from Jay Bilas at the University of Florida coaching clinic in 2014 from what he has learned covering practices (Thanks to Buzz Williams for passing them along): “We want the defense at high-intensity but the offense to slow down – a contradiction.” “Games are about performance and nothing else.  Too […]

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UMaine Basketball Reflects on 9/11

Local NBC station with a nice story on how our program participated in a Heroes Run and reflected on 9/11. http://www.wlbz2.com/story/sports/ncaab/2014/09/11/team-participates-in-heroes-run/15483959/

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