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Great article on Coach Mac from the Dr. Saturday blog

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Just as a follow up, I read the Peter Greenlaw book, spoke to him, used his program and have lost almost 50lbs in about 4 months. I got the idea from the earlier articles that talked about the personal transformation that MM went thru and I can say, if you can stay with the program, it works.

    I like MM and hope and am pulling for him. The next two season will tell, but I believe we will see it on the field this year. I agree with Nik, I do not see him failing.
     
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    In 1999, MacIntyre’s father, George MacIntyre, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As McIntyre’s family tried to deal with the tragic news, he saw his father’s former players become equally as sad about his father’s illness.

    “I saw guy after guy come by and say, ‘Coach, I wouldn’t be where I am today without you.’” MacIntyre said. “A lot of them said, ‘I don’t even know who my dad was. You’re the only father figure I’ve had and every day I think of you.’ Are you kidding me? When I saw that, I said, wow, he really did make a difference.”


    It was those moments that shaped the type of coach MacIntyre wanted to become. The kind of coach that could be easy to talk to, fair, but heavy-handed when he needed to. The kind of coach that didn’t boot a kid from the team because they were upset about the old regime getting fired and they didn’t want to abide by the new one. The kind of coach that looked himself straight in the eye at 3 a.m. and realized that he couldn’t change a football program until he changed himself.


    “Their parents have handed us their baby and I’m in charge of trying to help that baby become a man and that’s what my whole goal is,” MacIntyre said. “That’s what really drives my engine as a coach. Now, I love winning, I love competition, I want to win every game and we’re going to eventually one day do that, but if you put all that in front, then all you’re doing is using kids. How shallow is that?


    “I know I’ve got to win games to keep my job, but that’s not the true measure of how I measure success. It’s how these young men end up.”
     
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    This style of coaching will take longer to create a consistent winner, but I think once it gets over the hump it will be a long term deal. Really easy to like HCMM.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Has he booted anyone from the program?

    I don't think so. Even guys like Thomas and Hall were kept on the roster until the university dismissed them. He doesn't give up on these kids.
     
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    I feel really good about this guy. I believe he, along with Rick George, will get this thing turned around. But there could be a bump in the road or two. If so, I hope the crowd doesn't turn on him. Far be it for me to say what recruits and their parents are looking for. But I have to believe Mac makes a great impression on them. Also, I'd think his players love the guy and that'll come across to and impress recruits. His players will help sell Mac, the program and the university.
     
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    The moms have to love MM, seems that what he emphasizes would be loved by parents. Now we just need some wins.


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    He's got a nice story. But you'll neg rep me for it cause I don't care who he is or what his story is. You have to recruit better and you have to win in bigtime college ball. Period. Half of all D1 just died. No feel good stories for this basement program.
     
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    Thanks Captain ****ing Obvious
     

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