The 2017 NBA Playoffs begin Saturday. They will end sometime in the distant future. While it is impossible to foretell what magic the playoffs will bring, let’s try anyway. (It worked out pretty well when I picked a Cavaliers title win a year ago!)
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer introduced Belichick and talked about a conversation the two had backstage.
“(Belichick) said, ‘At this point in my career I want to coach guys I like. I want to coach guys I want to be around. I won’t coach anybody else,'” Meyer said.
The high school and college coaches in attendance recorded every minute of Belichick’s 45-minute speech on their cell phones and video cameras; looking for the secret to Belichick’s success. That success is easy to see on the field: Belichick followed up an incredible 34-28 comeback victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51 by giving Tom Brady another weapon in acquiring receiver Brandin Cooks from the Saints. Yet Belichick lit up when talking about the off-the-field-process.
This is where Belichick appears comfortable. Dare we say Belichick, who turns 65 next week, is having fun? If you want to see that side, then find him at one of these coaching clinics. He built his speech around his No. 1 philosophy with players and coaches.
At that point, Chad was just getting his bearings as the starting quarterback, after leaving Clemson and spending a year in the Last Chance U junior college. Kelly’s issues before Ole Miss weren’t about talent, but about behavior.