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May try to come off like a hillbilly as he so proudly reminded us all in his first presser, but if you look closely at the video of the Wildcats' workout, there are a couple team building nuggets in there that say he's a pretty savvy dude. I notice that when he had the competitions like the tug a war's etc., that he had teams made up of a combination of both offensive and defensive players. Good for an overall team identity instead of offense vs defense. Same with having everybody paying respects to each other at the end. I swear when I was watching that at the end I almost expected to see guys jumping up like Rocky on the steps of Philly city hall.
Ricky's, now we know why he can assemble his old group of coaches again. That's a great story.
God is in the details. - Albert Einstein
Not to make too being a deal out of it, but I have not seen that type of attitude on display before from Az. It is how I envisioned Tomey, but I cant recall seeing players just have fun together.
"Arizona has no tradition" - Bill Walsh
"We have a tradition of kicking Bill Walsh's ass" - Teddy Bruschi
That type of comraderie also sells recruits as well. Coach Rod may be a "good old boy" but he is for sure a smart old boy!
Ricky, you are correct and I will add that at least half of those drills are used in certain types of military training too. Great way for the guys to build a team.
I understand the reference, but;
Rodriquez has a folksy manner but in no way does he come across as a "hillbilly."
Then connotation carries the inference of lack of education, backwardness, etc.
I think that moniker is only applied because of his home state is often associated with the genre, like some parts of KY.
I find his manner refreshing and honest and think it will play very well in Tucson.
Please don't put words in my mouth. I didn't say he came off as a hillbilly, I said and I quote, "may try to come off like a hillbilly as he so proudly reminded us all in his first presser." That's the presser when he said he was a hillbilly who came from a "holler" and then went on to explain what that is. Geez, gimme a break. I think I said he's a pretty savvy dude.
This post was edited by rickyk on 3/3/2012 at 4:16 PM
You are so right. I misread the first sentence, my bad.
noted and accepted
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