To be successful you have to be consistent
- Published: Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:17
- by Doug Samuels
When James Franklin looks at the Missouri program he sees Gary Pinkel and a staff that have put together a consistent winner the right way.
"I have a great respect for him and his staff and what they've been able to do over the long term, really build it the right way. You don’t really see a spike one or two years. They've built it the right way and able to be really consistent."
"Coach Pinkel runs a real program. It's not, 'Let me go hire a coordinator and run one offense,' and then he leaves and you go hire a new coordinator and he runs a new offense. It's the same thing on defense. There's a lot of similarities. Obviously everybody tweaks things every year and you evolve over time."
Franklin went on to explain how staff continuity and running the same schemes on offense, defense and special teams year after year helps when your recruiting to build a consistent program, and the Missouri program illustrates that.
"I would say if you look at his team from the first couple of years until now, there's a lot of similarities in how they play, what they emphasize, their schemes and their mentalities. That's what you see whenever you see a real program."
"The better teams don’t have a lot of turnover on their staff. They run systems that they recruit for year in and year out. So you have a chance to be consistent. You change your scheme, you change your recruiting philosophy, it makes it really difficult to build for the long term and have the kind of consistency that they've had."