I feel like I’ve been very blessed to have some great mentors through the years, starting with Don James, who was my college coach, who really inspired me to want to be a coach, which is not something that I really had in mind.
I donвЂ™t care what you did yesterday. If youвЂ™re happy with that, you have bigger problems.
If you’re a coach, you’re a teacher.
What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference – the precious present moment.
I think everybody should take the attitude that we’re working to be a champion, that we want to be a champion in everything that we do. Every choice, every decision, everything that we do every day, we want to be a champion.
I don’t try to sensationalize anybody. I’m not trying to entertain. I’m trying to give information and give access to me and tell about our program.
I don’t know that there’s any particular scientific evidence that you could say, more guys get hurt in this offense versus that one, or hurry-up, or whatever, but everything that we’ve ever done in the NCAA is about exposure. How many exposures does a player get?
You get excited about getting married, aight, but after you’re married for awhile, you gotta have a process to make it work, aight.
All I know is that if we play well, we control our own destiny in terms of what we do.
I think people always assume that every team has great intangibles, and that’s not necessarily right.
I think I’m pretty misunderstood, because I’m not just about football.
I think center is a critical position.
When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it’s make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who’s in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you’re investing your time in that.
One of the easiest shots in golf is chipping. It should be the easiest. It’s like throwing a ball or pitching pennies. It’s easy. And I struggle with that, and the struggle is all mental.
There needs to be somebody that looks out for what’s best for the game, not what’s best for the Big 10 or what’s best for the SEC or what’s best for Jim Harbaugh, but what’s best for the game of college football – the integrity of the game, the coaches, the players, and the people that play it.
Rex Ryan does a lot of the same kind of stuff that we do in terms of how they play in the secondary and what they do.