Interesting from the latest Adam Rittenberg article from Craig Roh.
"Something I'm seeing coach Rod focus on more is just having fun while playing football," Roh said. "The first couple years he was here, he was focused more on developing toughness. Now, rather than hate for our opponents, it's love for each other and having fun while doing that."
Just interesting to hear about this difference. I know sometimes when I have taken over a dept. and come in from the outside I've felt like everything was wrong and needed a total makeover, just to find out that once I understood the people/dept. things weren't so bad. This may be reflective of that, or a testimony to the impact the coaching staff has had in the first two years. Regardless I think it continues to show the maturation of the team and their relationship with the coaching staff as Coach Rod is able to have more fun, because the team understands his expectations.