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|2 weeks 6 days ago||This was a great article I||
This was a great article I read through MgoVideo's twitter...
"Fisch’s journey hasn’t always been smooth sailing. If anything, for a small stretch, it looked like he wasn’t going to have much of a career at all.
A freak heart condition struck a 26-year-old Fisch in 2003, causing him to have emergency open-heart surgery to repair an aortic dissection (a tear in the largest artery of the heart). The events nearly ended his life, much less his coaching career.
But it also changed him for the better.
“I think there were some reality checks, but I’m not sure I went the right way with that,” Fisch said, cracking a smile. “Some people would say that would cause you to slow down, but it caused me to speed up. I took on the mindset of, ‘I might not have 60-70 years.’"
Fisch hasn’t taken the normal road to NFL coachdom, but the travels are marked with similar traits as his colleagues.
Namely, perseverance and good ol’ fashioned hard work, characteristics he’s displayed since he packed up and enrolled at Florida to pursue his dream of coaching.
“I was very motivated,” Fisch said as he described his 18-year-old self. “Perseverance was the No. 1 trait that I had then and still have now. If you want to take on a challenge and having to do it from ground zero, the only way to do it is by fighting through it and persevering.
“That’s what I did at 18 and I haven’t stopped. That won’t ever change.”
His colleagues have taken note. Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, who worked with Fisch when both were assistants with the Denver Broncos, raves about his comrade’s “hard-working nature and through that, his understanding of the game.”
Mike Shanahan, the head coach of the Broncos when Fisch and Bates worked there, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in 2009 that Fisch is “driven.”
“Look at his background, how hard he's worked,” Shanahan said. “Everything he has done, he's done to get himself to be a head football coach. Very few have that kind of commitment."
The whole article is worth the read.
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|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you, I tried searching||
Thank you, I tried searching the site, but I kept getting old results. Guess with HARBAUGH I missed a few posts.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone know if the||
Does anyone know if the spring game date has been released?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hamsters...||
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|6 weeks 18 hours ago||This is a||
This is a very complicated case. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.
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|19 weeks 3 days ago||I thought this was already decided??||
|19 weeks 6 days ago||49-7 Michigan||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
I think Brian had a tag of "David Harris is not Walking Through that Door" for the '07 Defensive Preview post.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Brian, as a contributer to||
Brian, as a contributer to the HTTV kickstarter, I demand all monies be spent in an effort to include this in all its glory.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Fred Jackson?||
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Weird, but that is taken from||
Weird, but that is taken from Youngstown State's Student Newspaper. Although I did laugh when I read it, it's from an April Fools type edition. Yay YSU
|2 years 48 weeks ago||It's that damn Hansel! He's||
It's that damn Hansel! He's so hot right now!
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Dude is a beast. Plays||
Dude is a beast. Plays around my area here so I've got to see him a few times. Really hope he goes blue!
|3 years 3 weeks ago||signed||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||This is what I do as well,||
This is what I do as well, I've found Iheartradio a little more stable than tunein.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Obligitory H.R. Pufnstuf||
Obligitory H.R. Pufnstuf Picture.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||http://houserockbuilt.blogspo|
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Go Penguins!||
Go Penguins!! YSU alum here.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAA FUCK||
AMERICAAAAAAAAAAAAA FUCK YEAH!!
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Are you serious?? He still||
Are you serious?? He still won a national championship, regardless of whose players. It happens everywhere, look at Auburn this year, OSU in '02. No one calls it John Cooper's national championship. He won 5 big ten titles, was ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for all but nine of his games, and won four straight bowl games at one point. Not to mention hes an all class person as shown by the many stories above. Just because Braylon is an idiot doesn't mean you have to hate on Coach Carr.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks for the condolences.||
Thanks for the condolences. Not just Ohio, but Youngstown. I feel it makes me a stronger person. Maybe. Probably not.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks for posting this, if||
Thanks for posting this, if you can't tell I'm from Youngstown and would have liked to see him go to YSU, but whatever works for him is best. Good luck to him at Pitt.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Vinopal to Pitt?||
Saw this hasn't been posted, and I have too few points to start a topic...
Mooney High graduate Ray Vinopal is transferring from Michigan to Pitt, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
As a true freshman safety last season, Vinopal appeared in 11 games with four starts, making 33 tackles, including 111/2 for loss for the Wolverines, who went 7-6 and lost in the Gator Bowl. Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez was fired after the season.
Vinopal, who did not respond to interview requests, will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer guidelines.
|4 years 1 week ago||Don't know if this has been||
Don't know if this has been previously said, but with the labor unrest in the NFL, he might not want to take a year off if it would come to that with the players union and ownership. Would be a good hire I think.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Its true!||
Comrade Bell has greatly improved my life at the smelting plant.