By David Purdum, FNF Coaches Correspondent
- You’ll impress your coach more with your work ethic and willingness to do the tedious tasks than you will with your X’s and O’s prowess.
- Football coaches work long hours. Get over it, or look for another profession. The last thing a head coach wants to hear is an assistant worrying about how much he’s worked this week.
- Take pride and ownership of your position group, but also always take a big-picture approach to your coaching.
- Find ways to bond with the players and take an interest in their lives off of the football field.
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