Draw It Up

When your team executes well in a late-game situation, you usually get credit for drawing up a great play.  The truth is you probably don’t want to be drawing anything up in a late time out.  You want to try and execute something your team knows – something you’ve practiced over and over. We beat […]

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Blueprint for a Rebuild

Some interesting stuff on rebuilding college football programs. http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2014/8/20/5990929/college-football-coaches-programs-bob-stoops-bill-snyder

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NBA Shooting Coaches

TrueHoop’s David Nurse takes a look at what he thinks is the key ingredient to success in the NBA. http://hoopshype.com/columns/david-nurse/shooting-the-key-ingredient-to-championships

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Strength From Distress

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.  It is the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” – Thomas Paine

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Will Power

Awesome, inspiring video from E60 about wrestler Willie Burton, who competes with cerebral palsy. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11914982

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A Great Phone Call

I got a great phone call the other day from Jerry Welsh, Tim Welsh’s father.  Coach Welsh is one of the best people I have ever met in the coaching business, and ever since I took over as the head coach at RIC he has called me every year at the beginning of the season […]

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The Tough Loss

In November we flew out to Northern Illinois for a Sunday afternoon game.  Still trying to establish a new culture here at Maine, we hadn’t won a game yet, and hadn’t been playing well.  We came out and competed really hard, and played our best first half of the season.  We continued to play well […]

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Owen and Haatchi

Incredibly touching story from E60 on a boy and his dog.  Great way to start the new year. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11914982

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