View Full Version : Arizona State Coaching Staff Studying Giants' HC Tom Coughlin

05-20-2013, 12:22 PM

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) head coach Tom Coughlin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/) faces criticism each and every year, with fans and media almost always calling for his head. However, Big Blue brass has stuck with him through it all and have been rewarded with two Super Bowl trophies.

It's that sort of success, and the incredible change in Coughlin's personality, that has the coaching staff at Arizona State University studying him (http://www.azcentral.com/insiders/douglashaller/2013/05/18/summer-reading-graham-has-staff-studying-coughlin/). In fact, they've gone as far as to make Coughlin's latest book, "Earn the Right to Win," is now required reading material.

“I think it really fits us right now,” Sun Devils coach Todd Graham said. ”If you get a chance, just read the beginning of it. Michael Strahan (http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-strahan/) says, ‘Hey, Tom Coughlin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/), I couldn’t stand the guy. He comes in here, he has all the stupid, petty rules. I didn’t understand why you had to wear the same colored socks to practice. What does that have to do with winning?’ And so it really correlates to what our players went through our first year here and about building trust. Strahan said, ‘When I decided to start taking pride in those stupid, petty rules, that’s when I became an All-Pro and that’s when we won the Super Bowl. I thought it was a great testimony for us.”

Graham plans to discuss the book with the team once the coaching staff has finished reading it/listening to it. And then, as you might expect, he plans to implement the lessons they've learned from Coughlin." Read more...

Cool Papa B.
05-20-2013, 08:04 PM
Everyone wants to be associated with a winner.

This is one of the ultimate signs of respect.

05-20-2013, 08:05 PM
Everyone wants to be associated with a winner.

This is one of the ultimate signs of respect.


05-20-2013, 09:10 PM
that's great !

05-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Did they show up 5 minutes early?