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Vince Lombardi spoke often on many of the intangibles that allowed people to be successful.  One of his favorite subjects was courage.Success is never final.  Failure is never fatal.  It is courage that counts.The following is an excerpt from the book What it Takes to Be #1, written by Lombardi's ...
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General Douglas McArthur was a national hero of World War II.  America viewed him as an inspirational leader and among the people that admired him was Vince Lombardi. McArthur loved football, particularly the Army team from West Point.  He and Army Head Coach Red Blaik were close friends. Lombardi ...
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Football has been under attack over the last decade from from many different sources.  Much of what has been said and written has been exaggerations from media and attorneys looking to exploit the game for their own benefit.  But it has also required football governing bodies, schools and coaches ...
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The Will to Win

The ability to motivate a team to play and practice at a high level is the greatest skill a high school football coach can possess. There are different ways and strategies to do so, and these methods must fall within the beliefs and comfort level of the head coach.  Lombardi understood the importan ...
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WHAT IT TAKES TO BE #1“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.  There is no room for second place. There is only ...
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The book Run to Daylight was published in 1963 and was a unique look at professional football. The book centers around one week in the life of Vince Lombardi and the Packers as they met the Detroit Lions in October, 1962. The Packers were on another championship run. The book was actually written by ...
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Two 37 member teams have been announced by AHSADCA Director Alvin Briggs for the 58th North South All Star game. The North South game will be played on Thursday, July 20th at Montgomery's Cramton Bowl.  The game will be streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network.  The ga ...
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When Vince Lombardi arrived in Green Bay, he needed a quarterback to lead his team. He realized that Bart Starr, a 17th round draft choice from Alabama who was buried in the depth chart, could be that guy. Lombardi learned an early lesson from his quarterback. After chewing out Starr at practice one ...
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Vince Lombardi Month

Photo Credit - Sports IllustratedDuring the month of May, the Alabama Football Coaches Association is highlighting the life and career of the great Vince Lombardi.  Nearly fifty years after his death, Lombardi’s name is still synonymous with excellence.  The Super Bowl trophy is fittingly named ...
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Coach Rick Trickett is a familiar name to coaches across the state of Alabama. Although he is presently the offensive line coach at Florida State, Rick worked with the offensive line at Auburn University from 1993-1998.  He also recruited the state for a number of years while coaching at Memphis, S ...
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