Art Briles lost both parents in a car accident en route to seeing him play football in college. Since that tragedy, he has drawn on his faith and lessons from his father to achieve success as both a high school and college coach, presently for the Baylor Bears.
“The fact is that on any particular play in a football game, there are going to be plenty of mistakes. You make mistakes all the time. That’s not just in football, that’s life. It’s particularly the case in football because you have twenty-two people on the field at the same time trying to figure out what’s going on.
“Or worse, your players aren’t comfortable running a particular play. One of the things I did all the time with players was talk to them about what they liked to do. Obviously, you’re going to do that with the quarterback all the time. I would also do it with the other players.”