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    What bothers me the most is the constant "we've made progress, but we've got a long way to go" talk.

    It gives me the impression that we might not be clicking as a team until mid-season, with the first part of the season still being a learning curve.
    I think that may be Childress's way of keeping everyone motivated. If he doesn't say "We have a long way to go" and tells them everything is honky dorie then they might get lazy and try to rest on their laurels.

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    My bad -- I was thinking of the indoor practice facility at Winter Park. I think they did AC that. But there is no indoor facility at Mankato I don't believe. So it looks like they are just gonna have to beat the heat other ways.
    Beat the heat in Minnesota? Imagine it down south.. Texas, Louisianna, Georgia, Florida, Arizona...
    But do you get the 100% relative humidity like we do up here? :wink:

    It's a combination of both that takes it's toll.

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    "singersp" wrote:
    What bothers me the most is the constant "we've made progress, but we've got a long way to go" talk.

    It gives me the impression that we might not be clicking as a team until mid-season, with the first part of the season still being a learning curve.
    I think that may be Childress's way of keeping everyone motivated. If he doesn't say "We have a long way to go" and tells them everything is honky dorie then they might get lazy and try to rest on their laurels.
    I'de agree with Ltrey on this one, those negative statements are more for the purpose of keeping players in-line and motivated....

    During my military training, those tactics are everyday realitys....You could do something perfect, and it still isn't good enough.......


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    "VikingNed" wrote:
    "Ltrey33" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    What bothers me the most is the constant "we've made progress, but we've got a long way to go" talk.

    It gives me the impression that we might not be clicking as a team until mid-season, with the first part of the season still being a learning curve.
    I think that may be Childress's way of keeping everyone motivated. If he doesn't say "We have a long way to go" and tells them everything is honky dorie then they might get lazy and try to rest on their laurels.
    I'de agree with Ltrey on this one, those negative statements are more for the purpose of keeping players in-line and motivated....

    During my military training, those tactics are everyday realitys....You could do something perfect, and it still isn't good enough.....
    I hear you Ned! I wasn't in the military, but I was married for 17 years. The same rule is applicable.

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    Re: Childress Pleased with WR, TE Progress

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    My bad -- I was thinking of the indoor practice facility at Winter Park. I think they did AC that. But there is no indoor facility at Mankato I don't believe. So it looks like they are just gonna have to beat the heat other ways.
    Beat the heat in Minnesota? Imagine it down south.. Texas, Louisianna, Georgia, Florida, Arizona...
    But do you get the 100% relative humidity like we do up here? :wink:

    It's a combination of both that takes it's toll.
    It's TEXAS!! That's all there is is humidty..

    Minny gets up to like 95.. Maybe 100 a few days.
    From like june to aug you can expect 6/7 days a week of 95-100..

    Not trying to make it a contest.. Just beating the heat in minnesota.. I lived there for a while (first three years of my life.. hehe) I go up there for summer sometimes.. It's not too bad.. Nothing football players cant handle.
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    I'm not sure if it's to keep the players motivated, or to prevent the Coach from looking like a dope if they go out and stink it up.

    Tice used to say it all the time. He used to say, "We're not a very good football team yet" or stuff like that... And, to be honest, I've never heard any coach anywhere say, "We're 100% ready to rip heads off right now" in preseason. They ALL say they have a long way to go.

    To me, it's just another empty phrase used by coaches to answer stupid media speculation questions at this time of year.

    Other examples:

    Ask a coach what he feels about the talent on his team, he'll tell you how wonderful they are - even if everyone else in the world knows they blow (See Green Bay or San Francisco for exact quotes).

    Ask a coach how he feels about a new player, and he'll usually tell you how well they're progressing... usually adding a caveat about how they have "a long way to go". See any teams preseason interviews for examples of that - usually applies to early round draft picks.

    Ask a coach how he feels about his upcomming opponent, and he'll gush over how great they are as an organization, how well coached they are, how much talent they have, and how much he rewspects them...even if none of it is true.

    All of the above are examples of coaches saying...absolutely nothing. And they do it all the time. So, when our HC says, "We still have a long way to go", smile, nod, and know that what he's REALLY saying is, "Can't you idiots come up with a better question than that?"

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    i think they should make them practice outside, since there is big talk about us getting a new stadium, and more than likely will be an outdoor stadium!! they should start practicing in the elements!! I think we had a really bad record last year when we played outside!!!
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    i think they should make them practice outside, since there is big talk about us getting a new stadium, and more than likely will be an outdoor stadium!! they should start practicing in the elements!! I think we had a really bad record last year when we played outside!!!
    :scratch: All the fields at Mankato are outside.

    The only indoor field they have is at winter Park and they hane outdoor fields there as well. :wink:

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    I'm not sure if it's to keep the players motivated, or to prevent the Coach from looking like a dope if they go out and stink it up.

    Tice used to say it all the time. He used to say, "We're not a very good football team yet" or stuff like that... And, to be honest, I've never heard any coach anywhere say, "We're 100% ready to rip heads off right now" in preseason. They ALL say they have a long way to go.

    To me, it's just another empty phrase used by coaches to answer stupid media speculation questions at this time of year.

    Other examples:

    Ask a coach what he feels about the talent on his team, he'll tell you how wonderful they are - even if everyone else in the world knows they blow (See Green Bay or San Francisco for exact quotes).

    Ask a coach how he feels about a new player, and he'll usually tell you how well they're progressing... usually adding a caveat about how they have "a long way to go". See any teams preseason interviews for examples of that - usually applies to early round draft picks.

    Ask a coach how he feels about his upcomming opponent, and he'll gush over how great they are as an organization, how well coached they are, how much talent they have, and how much he rewspects them...even if none of it is true.

    All of the above are examples of coaches saying...absolutely nothing. And they do it all the time. So, when our HC says, "We still have a long way to go", smile, nod, and know that what he's REALLY saying is, "Can't you idiots come up with a better question than that?"

    Caine
    Tice was really good at that.

    Caine, you should write a book..

    "Coach Clechet Sayings" or something like that.
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    Re: Childress Pleased with WR, TE Progress

    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    My bad -- I was thinking of the indoor practice facility at Winter Park. I think they did AC that. But there is no indoor facility at Mankato I don't believe. So it looks like they are just gonna have to beat the heat other ways.
    Beat the heat in Minnesota? Imagine it down south.. Texas, Louisianna, Georgia, Florida, Arizona...
    But do you get the 100% relative humidity like we do up here? :wink:

    It's a combination of both that takes it's toll.
    It's TEXAS!! That's all there is is humidty..

    Minny gets up to like 95.. Maybe 100 a few days.
    From like june to aug you can expect 6/7 days a week of 95-100..

    Not trying to make it a contest.. Just beating the heat in minnesota.. I lived there for a while (first three years of my life.. hehe) I go up there for summer sometimes.. It's not too bad.. Nothing football players cant handle.
    tell that to the Stringer family. i live in thunder bay ON which is just north of minny, and at times it gets rediculously hot. there were days when it was 40*C (rare, but it happens) and with humidity its gross sometimes. just because we're further north than texas and florida doesn't mean that we live in igloos.

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