The Gods of Coaching

What do Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll have to do with church?

Likely more than you think.

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Fundamentals & the Case for Optimism

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There is a lot of negativity out there. If you are like me, 50% of your Facebook timeline is full of depressing news, and the other half is full of your blowhard friends delivering their brand of haughty solutions. It’s enough to make us wonder if there is much to inspire optimism at all. I’m […]

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Chip Kelly, Zeke and Losing with Class

Ezekiel Elliot and Chip Kelly both lost football games this past weekend, and they both came to the same conclusion about exactly why. They were out-coached. The nuance comes when you consider their roles.  Elliot is a junior tailback for Ohio State and shared his thoughts in a post-game interview.  He went to essentially quit […]

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Johnnies Football: Just Do It… Right.

Just Do It. It is truly brilliant in its simplicity.  The advertising slogan is as well-known today as when it was conceived 26 years ago.  It reinforces the intuitive notion that if you want to get good at anything you need to get in the game and go.  It is the same mentality that has […]

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Recruiting Nazareth High

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any college football program. The formula has never changed; sign the best players, build the best team and win. And in 2008 it was no different. That class, now seniors in college, included 30 five-star recruits and a few hundred four-star recruits. They represented the best in the country, and […]

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Riding on a Colt- a Longhorn Colt

The average High School teacher in the state of Texas makes $52,000 a year. The average High School football coach in the state of Texas makes $90,000 a year. Mixed up priorities? Perhaps, but the point is that football in Texas is a huge deal. Entire community identities are wrapped up in the local team […]

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Everybody Loves Raymond, Especially Raymond

Big time college recruiting is out of control. Grown men now fawn over 17-year-old boys in ways that would make Chris Hansen blush. Is it any wonder these same kids grow up feeling entitled? Luckily there is a solution. There is no chance to feel entitled when your father is able to outshine even the […]

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