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How To Keep Your Coach?

Texas head coach Charlie Strong walks the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) ORG XMIT: OTKOW

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Charlie Strong is gone. UT football players are upset. I don’t know any of the current UT football players personally, but their tweets and media coverage show they have a pretty strong bond with their head coach. I know the feeling.

Here’s how you keep your coach = WIN.

Sounds simple, but it’s incredibly tough. Many think you win games in-season on Saturdays, but the truth of the matter is, you win as a team in the off-season.

Your off-season preparation determines your in-season success. Every time, every year.

I played football at the University of North Texas (2002-06). We won our conference championship and played in bowl games ’02, ’03 and ’04. Winning was awesome! It even made food taste better.

In ’05 and ’06 we went 2-9 and 3-9 and lost our coach. The same coach we won with in ’02-04. I have experienced both sides and as I look back on our success and failure, it boils down to how we prepared in the off-season. That’s it. You’re either all in, or you’re all out. There is no in between.

To all the current UT football players, or anyone else in a similar spot: it’s time to recommit, re-dedicate and re-purpose your off-season preparation. When you do this over time, you will experience the success you want and get to keep your coach.

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Posted on: November 26th, 2016

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