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Hire People Who Are Smarter Than You

Pat Summitt tells the story of a job interview that changed the course of her program. Summitt, coaching legend at the University of Tennessee, was in the market for a recruiter. “If I hire you,” Summitt asked the applicant, “can you get me the player I want?” “Oh, I can get you the player,” came […]

The Horror of Big-Time Football

What is going on in the state of Tennessee? First, four basketball players are picked up because they are suspected of having drugs, alcohol and a gun in the car. Now some students are rioting because a football coach, Lane Kiffin, left the school to take a job at the University of Southern California. Let’s […]

Lessons from a Legend

Like the rest of us, Pat Summitt, legendary coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team, finds lessons everywhere. She recently ran into one in her own life. As she mentions in this video clip, Summitt came home one day to find her son had been cut from his basketball team. He was in tears. Summitt’s […]

Accepting Responsibility

  “The price of greatness is responsibility.” — Winston Churchill   The next victory for Pat Summitt will be the 1000th of her career. Summitt, coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team, goes after the milestone Monday night at  Oklahoma. Just trying to comprehend that many victories strains the imagination. Even winning 30 […]