To be an overachiever you have to be an over believer.
It takes a lot to be Dabo Swinney, and not everyone can live this lifestyle. But, boy is it fun.
You have strengths within your team every single year and sometimes they stay the same, sometimes they change.
You know how ESPN works; they’ll throw themselves into a frenzy over Tebow’s white bread lame ass niceness and then vilify Johnny Football just ’cause he rages now and then.
You can only get so far from an evaluation standpoint in practice, and you know, at some point, you’ve got to go play and kind of take that next step in the evaluation of just where you are and then grow and make adjustments as you go throughout the year.
Sometimes you just have things within your team that you have to address, and I think you have to protect your culture a little bit. And sometimes it’s sitting a guy down and that’s just the way it will always be.
Play within the system. Be a decision maker.
The media wants a nice guy, so I can give that to them. I figured I could be myself in this interview since no one’s gonna read this JV newspaper.
The opener is always very difficult every single year. It Really doesn’t matter whom you play. The opener is difficult because you’ve got more time to prepare for one game than you do any game the rest of the year because you’ve got all spring, all summer to prepare for this opponent.
You can’t be afraid to play. Commit to play and you live with the results.
I love the Bowl system. I’ve always been a proponent of the Bowl system. I think it’s been great for college football, for this level.
All we can do is evaluate what we see in practice.