Thursday, March 5, 2009

Who is your "chemistry coach"?

Just getting into Urban Meyer's book "Urban's Way," which was published last year.

About 50 pages in, there's a great quote from Hiram de Fries (pictured here), a former lineman for Colorado State and retired oil executive.

When discussing how "one key ingredient to winning is [a team's] so-called chemistry," Coach Meyer says that, early in his career, "I always wanted to have an older guy as the chemistry coach on my staff to help us all get on the same page. Hiram is my chemistry coach."

But, according to Hiram, there's one thing that, regardless of chemistry, keeps it all together:

"Winning," he says, "prevents anarchy."