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What’s Important Now

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Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz loves to use the acronym of WIN. For Holtz, WIN stands for; What’s Important Now I am pondering that quote as I just returned from a leadership summit for a preeminent collegiate leadership group.   Out task from my division in preparation for the next year was quoteworthy. Break some shit, and put it back together! As a coach, I love those types of ...[Read More]

An open letter to Ms. Silva and the Notre Dame Class of 2029

An open letter to Ms. Silva and the Notre Dame Class of 2029

Dear Ms. Silva, That’s the name of the video, and a great way for us to start our open letter to you and your class.  Our team here at #EDGB followed the story of your amazing students this past season.  Their passion for their education, and their positive classroom community serves as such a great lesson to all of us as to how we should approach life.  Their passion for Notre Dame serves a ...[Read More]

A sons love, from a mother’s perspective

A sons love, from a mother’s perspective

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My Kind of Signing Day

My Kind of Signing Day

The contract is simple, straightforward and to the point. It reads: Fighting Irish Fight for Life National Letter of Intent I, _________, accept the invitation to join the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the 2015-16 school year.  By signing this agreement I promise to have fun, fight my hardest, stay strong, and, what though the odds be great or small, with my team at Notre Dame we wil ...[Read More]

are you a teammate or just on the team?

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When Marcus Luttrell comes to talk, you listen.  When the man who the movie Lone Survivor was based after talks to you about being on a team, you take notes. There is a difference between being a teammate, and being on a team. Watch as Jac Collinsworth sits down for a great one on one with Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire, and visit about the impact that Luttrell left on a recent visit with the ...[Read More]

Joe Schmidt on leadership, followership and team

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Notre Dame senior, Joe Schmidt sat down with Jac Collinsworth to talk about leadership, followership, motivation and his return to the gridiron.  Schmidt in 2014 was the MVP of the Fighting Irish defense, even after missing half of the season with a leg injury.  He has been called too slow, too weak, forever labeled as a walk-on – yet he has persevered.  He has risen above the noise to becom ...[Read More]

Not missing a pitch

Not missing a pitch

Friend of Every Day, Getting Better,  Renee Peggs, recently shared with us one of her latest pieces.  It is a great story on Notre Dame baseball pitcher Cristian Torres.  Torres a recent graduate at Notre Dame, just finished his career as a relief pitcher for the Irish.  The story of Torres is not as much about a baseball player but about a competitor.  Torres was diagnosed with moderate to severe ...[Read More]

With so much good in the world – let’s focus on it

With so much good in the world – let’s focus on it

Such a great profile on Katherine McManus and her desire to be a positive influence in the face of family tragedy.  It is amazing how thankful a young lady can be after a sudden loss like her family suffered.  Read the full story at UND.com  

Lou Holtz visits Texas Football

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Coaches love building other coaches up.  After you have coached for numerous years, you love looking back at your coaching family tree and seeing the branches.  We hear about those branches all the time in the NFL.  Recently, one of college football’s big tree’s went and visited one of his branches.  Lou Holtz was the Head Coach at the University of Notre Dame and at the University of ...[Read More]

Losing with dignity

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Nobody likes to lose, and nobody likes to lose less than coaches.  It is in our blood, we love to compete, to push our players to be their best and then display that in the arena.  However in every event, there is a loser.  Often lost in losing is how to lose with dignity and grace.  This video is a peek inside the locker room as Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey addresses his team ...[Read More]