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Friday, June 12, 2015

BO SCHEMBECHLER ON WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO SIGN THE RIGHT PLAYERS

Yesterday I posted a blog on an amazing article written byJen Sinkler  on rugby coachJack Clark.  You can read the post here.  Still, I'm going to repeat a small portion of that blog dealing with Clark talking to Sinkler about something he learned from Bo Schembechler.  For all of us that recruit, it's a great reminder of the importance of not just recruiting the best players but recruiting the right players -- and there's a big difference:

There was a legendary football coach that died about 10 years ago named Bo Schembechler at Michigan. He has this quote that I think is the greatest quote. It has to do with recruiting and who you want on your team. He says, “Well, if you ever really want a guy and you don’t get him, that’s OK. He’ll only beat you once a year.” I think that’s kind of catchy. Then this old boy clears his throat and says, “On the other hand, if you get the wrong guy on your team, he’ll beat you every day.”