From "Bo’s Lasting Lessons" by Bo Schembechler and John U. Bacon
Friday, September 17, 2010
BO ON CRITIQUING ASSISTANT COACHES
"I spent more time critiquing a potential assistant than I did a recruit—and for good reason. That coach is going to be around a lot longer than that player is! That’s why, before I hired someone, I’d go to his house and meets his family, just like I would with a recruit. But in the case of a coach, instead of getting to know his parents, I wanted to meet his spouse, because you can ruin a good person real fast with a bad spouse. But if you have an enthusiastic man with a strong wife who supports him, that’s someone you can count on. I even got to know their kids, and if their mother and father were close by, why not visit with them, too?"