Notes from Lou Holtz WIN = What’s Important Now As a coach, we don’t make decisions, we enforce them!

(If the player makes a bad decision, we enforce the negative consequences for it) You are not born a winner or a loser: you are born a chooser!! Excuses only come from a losing locker room! Get rid of all the reasons you can’t win and find reason you CAN WIN!! 7 commandments of a team 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) We need each other We have a role to reach our goal Escalation leads to Elevation Must improve everyday – Delete the bad things that happen (Get better every day) You can’t have a weak link Wins come off of the bench Everyone must have the same core values

4 Things you must have in life 1) 2) 3) 4) Something to do Someone to love Someone/thing to believe in Something to hope for

3 Rules enforced by Holtz 1) Do the right thing; Avoid doing wrong 2) Do everything to the best of your ability 3) Show people you care You must embrace change to win, however the change must have a purpose! You must have goals!

Offensive Philosophy 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Make them beat us! Get a 1st down rather than a Touchdown When in doubt run a base play Execute well (if you execute. you don’t have to outsmart anyone) Have a reason to run a trick play Run the out & up before the out gets picked Learn from every play (delegate coaches to watch defensive players to see what is going on) 8) We don’t have a Field Goal Kicker 9) A Punt is a good call 10) Never pitch/throw across the middle inside the 25 .

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