What Makes a Great Coach?

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BLEAV Sports with Fred and The Fantastics
BLEAV Sports with Fred and The Fantastics
What Makes a Great Coach?

Sports historian Matthew Dibiase, author of the books Lords of the Gridiron II: Pro Football’s Greatest Coaches and Lords of the Gridiron: College Football’s Greatest Coaches, joins Fred and Art to rate LA football coaches and discuss how fame can alter the lives of those in the sports business, no matter what position they hold.

Antonio Brown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is currently wanted by the police for a domestic disturbance. Five years ago, he was a role model for young athletes, and now he seems to be following a different path. Are fame and stardom crippling when they come to people too quickly and too young?

The UCLA Bruins under Chip Kelly have made great strides over the last two years but still haven’t quite reached their potential. Kelly is known for enacting new programs to help his past and current teams, which worked to some degree until opposing teams figured out his strategies and adjusted to outmaneuver them. Does he have any other tricks up his sleeve?

During his short tenure as coach, Lincoln Riley has done wonders with his USC football team. Will the Trojan’s success this season help him attract a high-caliber defensive coordinator to put USC back into the national championship conversation?

Coach Sean McVay’s last season was remarkable, with a big Super Bowl win for the Rams. This season has been fraught with injuries and losses, and there is much to live up to in keeping the team in the top echelon. Can he bring the Rams to the playoffs again this year?

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has come under fire from LeBron James regarding a photo from 1957 that has recently resurfaced, showing Jones at a desegregation protest at North Little Rock High School. James questions the media’s lack of interest in asking Jones how he felt about the picture, contrasting the situation with the way powerful people of color would be treated in the media if accused of wrongdoing. Is there a racial double standard?

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