Jimbo Fisher Says Winning Isn't All About Having the Best Players

July 21, 2014 at 10:34a    by DJ Byrnes    
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Urban Meyer and Ohio State football has continued their relationship with Focus 3, a culture/leadership-building organization out of Dublin, Ohio. He is a firm believer in a team's culture ultimately dictating their performance on the field. 

It turns out, he isn't alone.

Jimbo Fisher, the defending national champion coach of Florida State, is also a firm believer as well.

Here's Fisher during an interview on ESPN 680 in Louisville, via CoachingSearch.com:


“Everyone gets caught up in players. You’ve got to have players, but to me you have to evolve your program and your program is your school, your facilities, your administrators, your academic support, your athletic support, your weight room, your training room, your booster organization. You have to understand that everything has got to be committed to excellence.

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“If you can demand so much from them… If you can’t demand that from your entire organization in every facet – I call it building the program and building the brand – then you can’t expect to win. It’s an evolution.It’s creating that culture that is much more important. You’ve got to get players, but then you’ve got to create culture and that takes time.”

When you realize how many people must be on the same page to encompass a winning culture, you come to understand the tall task in front of Urban Meyer and Focus 3.

It can be done — Florida State's resurrection is proof of that — but it doesn't happen over night.

Source: @f3BK

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Earle's picture

It's all about having the best lawyers  police  prosecutors.

Just say no to italics abuse.

+16 HS
toad1204's picture

Or from another angle...

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

+1 HS
Fatpants's picture

Everyone gets caught up in players. You’ve got to have players, but to me you have to evolve your program and your program is your school, your facilities, your administrators, your academic support, your athletic support, your weight room, your training room, your booster organization. You have to understand that everything has got to be committed to excellence and they have to be willing to sweep a sexual assault under the rug here and there.

+2 HS
acBuckeye's picture

I thought it was all about having the best crab.

VintonCountyBuck's picture

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

+6 HS
Whoa Nellie's picture

"It's not about having the best players.  It's about keeping the ones you have out of jail."

-- Jimbo Fisher

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

+2 HS
Dougger's picture

Sounds like a line Woody would have used. 

I like football