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'The #1 trait of good leaders is recognizing the opportunity to lead'

Tennessee offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian made an interesting comment on leadership after practice today.

Asked about a recent comment from junior quarterback Justin Worley who said that the number one thing on his "to do list" was to improve his leadership ability this spring, Bajakian offered some interesting insight.

"The recognition of the need to improve is the biggest step when it comes to leadership. In practice, I can create a drill to help them with their three step drop, I can create a drill to help them throw on the run...but it's a little harder for me to create a drill for them to work on leadership." he explained.

"We do that through things like the Vol-lympics, and things like that. But I always tell those guys that in order to work on a skill like leadership, the number one thing that you need to do is recognize opportunities to lead."


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.