“Chemistry is so important in a locker room. Not just in the locker room — if it’s not on a staff, the team can see it. You want everybody in the program with no hidden agendas. That’s a tough battle. I talk about it all the time, pulling the rope in the same direction.” — Rich Rodriguez
NOTES: The new Arizona football coach was quoted as saying this in a very good article written by Ivan Maisel of ESPN.com. The article titled “Rich Rodriguez, Arizona start over” goes into detail about the transition of Rodriguez’s life — and that of the Arizona football program — to Rodriguez’s new regime with his assistants and philosophies. … Rodriguez’s quote can be applied to our every day lives — our families, our work place, our group functions. “Pulling the rope in the same direction” should be the motto to follow. Too often the rope splinters, and when that happens, it becomes weak and frayed.