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This type of event is done in high schools but probably something relatively new at the collegiate level.
 




This is a great idea. Love it. Another great team building exercise

You really get to know a person when they're around their moms.

I suspect there's some ed psych related study/topic that shows the value in this.

I praise the heck out of this technique -- which is really all about building "family."

That's Matt Rhule. Master's in Educational Psychology. By all accounts, loves his family -- and makes them very much a part of his life. Loves his players, and wants them to feel like family, and even goes so far as to make every high school football coach in the state of Nebraska feel like family. Rhule could write a book about building relationships. He's already shown to have a potentially successful career as a motivational speaker should he ever choose to take that route.

Man, I've never wanted a coach to win this much. Well, no doubt there was a strong desire for Osborne's 255 wins, but that wasn't having to pull a program out of the rubble.

EDIT for a deep thought lol: I can see why and how this would translate so much better in college football than the NFL. These college kids are away from their families for the first time in their lives. Perfect opportunity to help them in the transition by building a family within the team. By the time they've reached the NFL, the level of maturity is different. Heck, many are starting their own families. Not that you can't team build in the pros, but it's really more about managing the egos of professional athletes, many who are making more than you. No idea if Rhule took the same approach in the NFL, however. But I just think the real-deal, genuine Matt Rhule will always translate better with younger players.
 
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You really get to know a person when they're around their moms.

I suspect there's some ed psych related study/topic that shows the value in this.

I praise the heck out of this technique -- which is really all about building "family."

That's Matt Rhule. Master's in Educational Psychology. By all accounts, loves his family -- and makes them very much a part of his life. Loves his players, and wants them to feel like family, and even goes so far as to make every high school football coach in the state of Nebraska feel like family. Rhule could write a book about building relationships. He's already shown to have a potentially successful career as a motivational speaker should he ever choose to take that route.

Man, I've never wanted a coach to win this much. Well, no doubt there was a strong desire for Osborne's 255 wins, but that wasn't having to pull a program out of the rubble.

EDIT for a deep thought lol: I can see why and how this would translate so much better in college football than the NFL. These college kids are away from their families for the first time in their lives. Perfect opportunity to help them in the transition by building a family within the team. By the time they've reached the NFL, the level of maturity is different. Heck, many are starting their own families. Not that you can't team build in the pros, but it's really more about managing the egos of professional athletes, many who are making more than you. No idea if Rhule took the same approach in the NFL, however. But I just think the real-deal, genuine Matt Rhule will always translate better with younger players.

I don't think he took the exact same approach, but in my opinion, your last paragraph really hits to the core of why Rhule's personality and technique didn't translate at Carolina. It's a pretty ruthless business at that level and the only 'family' vibe that can be created seems to come from money and winning. Rhule sure looks to be setting things up for the long haul, not a quick turn and burn.
 
You really get to know a person when they're around their moms.

I suspect there's some ed psych related study/topic that shows the value in this.

I praise the heck out of this technique -- which is really all about building "family."

That's Matt Rhule. Master's in Educational Psychology. By all accounts, loves his family -- and makes them very much a part of his life. Loves his players, and wants them to feel like family, and even goes so far as to make every high school football coach in the state of Nebraska feel like family. Rhule could write a book about building relationships. He's already shown to have a potentially successful career as a motivational speaker should he ever choose to take that route.

Man, I've never wanted a coach to win this much. Well, no doubt there was a strong desire for Osborne's 255 wins, but that wasn't having to pull a program out of the rubble.

EDIT for a deep thought lol: I can see why and how this would translate so much better in college football than the NFL. These college kids are away from their families for the first time in their lives. Perfect opportunity to help them in the transition by building a family within the team. By the time they've reached the NFL, the level of maturity is different. Heck, many are starting their own families. Not that you can't team build in the pros, but it's really more about managing the egos of professional athletes, many who are making more than you. No idea if Rhule took the same approach in the NFL, however. But I just think the real-deal, genuine Matt Rhule will always translate better with younger players.
Herb Brooks did this with Gophers and Olympic hockey team just for that reason.

To truly see who the kid was
 




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