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Winning With No



this edition written in 2002

THE PREFACE
- No single way to coach football
- No worrying about being different or unique
- No "Mission Statement"

THE OVERALL PROGRAM
- No athletic scholarships
- No recruiting off campus
- No problems or obstacles can stop us
- No creating bust work. Eliminate the unnecessary
- No goals. Just high expectations
- No Hall-of-Fame
- No big staff
- No freshman or junior varsity program
- No discipline problems
- No insisting on being called "Coach"
- No pampering athletes
- No one persuaded to come out or stay out
- No hazing tolerated
- No depending on good luck. Only bad luck can hinder us
- No being inflexible
- No surviving without humor


THE SEASON
- No traditional captains (All Seniors share this honor)
- No rules, except the Golden Rule
- No staff meetings
- No player meetings
- No compulsory film sessions except Monday
- No grading films
- No dress code
- No special diet
- No training table. Team eats with other students
- No special dormitory
- No signs in the dressing rooms
- No slogans
- No superstitions
- No playbooks
- No statistics posted
- No newspaper clippings posted (ours or theirs)
- No excuses



THE PRACTICES
- No resemblance to a BOOT CAMP
- No long practices (90 Minutes Tue, Wed, Thur and 45 minutes on Fri)
- No tackling
- No practice pants issued (shorts or sweat-pants worn as ALL practices)
- No agility drills
- No lengthy calisthenics
- No pre-practice drills. Players do what they want or need to do
- No practice apparatus or gadgets 
- No blocking sleds
- No blocking or tackling dummies
- No laps
- No wind sprints
- No special staff uniforms
- No use of the words "hit," "kill," etc...
- No clipboards
- No whistles
- No practices on Sunday or Monday
- No traditional football drills
- No yelling or screaming at players
- No spring practice
- No practice in rain, extreme heat or cold 
- No practice if mosquitoes, gnats etc...are bad 
- No practice under the lights (to get ready for night games)
- No water or rest denied when players want it
- No practice modules
- No insisting on underclassmen carry equipment other  than their own


THE OFF-SEASON
- No dwelling on bad things
- No meetings
- No between season practices or conditioning 
- No captains' practices
- No study or tutoring program necessary
- No compulsory weight program necessary
- No football, conditioning, or weight classes


THE GAMES
- No "Big" games pointed to
- No big deal when we score (we expect to score)
- No scripting plays
- No Gatorade celebrations
- No trying to "kill" opponent
- No trash talking tolerated
- No tendency charts
- No player unsuited at home
- No player NOT played in a rout (many games with over 160 played)
- No spearing allowed
- No cheap-shots or foul play tolerated
- No belief aggressive teams get penalties
- No counting individual tackles
- No precision pregame drills
- No precision huddles
- No special pregame meals
- No special post-game meals
- No computer analysis
- No cheerleaders


THE RESULTS
- No player has not graduated (Most in 4 years)
- No discipline problems
- No player lost through ineligibility
- No graduating class has NOT had at least one prospective pro football player
_ No graduating class has NOT had players attend graduate, law and/or medical school
- No Division 3 college has larger crowd support (more than many D2 teams)
- No other NCAA team ever scored more points in a season (Averaged 61.5 per game in 1993)
- No wider point margin in national play off history
- No team has fewer injuries
- No college coach has won more games

- No end to the possibilities of more No's


ANOTHER LIST:

  • No Need to Discipline

  • No Reverence for Titles

  • No Ignoring Anyone’s Talent

  • No Limiting Recognition to a Few

  • No Narrow Minded Dress Rules

  • No Harassment. Period.

  • No Busy Work

  • No Distractions from the Basics

  • No Waiting for Luck

  • No Winning Without Fun

  • No Withholding Honor Earned

  • No Overdoing the Rules

  • No Time Wasting Meetings

  • No Put Downs

  • No Playing Favorites

  • No Shirking Responsibility

  • No Being a Jerk

  • No Being a Drill Sergeant

  • No Focusing on Mistakes

  • No Unnecessary Anything

  • No Celebrating the Heroes Only

  • No Pushing Unwanted Rewards

  • No Trashy Cheap Behavior

  • No Overloading by Overanalysis

  • No Fear of Taking a Risk

  • No Giving Power to Setbacks

  • No Settling for Less Than the Best

  • No Promises Just Results

  • No End to the Possibilities









 
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