It is that time of year again in Lincoln, Nebraska, where the leaves are starting to fall and the temperatures will soon be following suit – thank goodness. More importantly it is that time of the year when normally rational people here in Lincoln start to become, well, a bit irrational. Why? Because football season is finally upon us and as we learned at our last Sales Coaching Summit human beings are 6 times more driven by emotions than they are by logical information. A statistic which makes a lot of sense at the moment because Husker fans don’t seem to be too interested in the fact that inexperienced defenses generally don’t perform to well in their first appearance of the season. Husker fans want results because they passionately care about Nebraska football and do not want logic or facts to get in the way of their emotions, but I digress.
I wanted to cover a fun topic in this blog and in the spirit of football season I thought it would be great to tackle a time old football tradition – coaching clichés. You know, coach speak. That ritual of not saying anything to the people whose job it is to at least get you to say something. Below are a list of my top 3 coaching clichés:
“We just need to focus on one game at a time.”
“He is giving us 110% effort out there.”
“We're gonna play a full 60 minutes.”