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July 2002

July 2002


Embrace the Past

Three current coaches say donít fight the past - make the most of it
by: Richard Scott
© July 2002

For new coaches attempting to fill huge shoes, history suggests it is smart to embrace the legend and make the most of it instead of trying to cut ties with the former coach and his assistants.

When Gary Crowton took over at BYU for LaVell Edwards following the 2000 season, he reminded Cougar fans, ďIím not LaVell Edwards. I tried my imitation on the sidelines, and Iím not him. But Iíve learned from him. Iíve watched his contributions. Iím just thankful for the opportunity to follow him.Ē

Solich appears to be one of the smartest coaches to follow a legend, mostly because of his realistic understanding of what takes to win over the people. When Nebraska chose him to move fr....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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