Linked below is one of the better articles I’ve read this offseason. Adam Rittenburg of ESPN.com talked with several top college football coaches about how negative attitudes can weigh down a team/program. I thought Nick Saban, Charlie Strong and Jim Mora had some really good insights.
“Within a team there’s different cliques, and you’ve got this clique here and they’ve got a clique,” said Strong, who added that a player’s loyalty to his clique can hinder his individual development. “In order to come together as a team, trust has to be built and a team has to come together. That’s what we never did, and we still had these cliques we were dealing with.”