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Among coaches, sharing is common
Friday, June 13, 2014 10:34 AM
I found this part very interesting because I`m willing to be Michigan was the team involved
Some coaches avoid meeting with colleagues from potential bowl opponents.
"A good friend of mine in the Big Ten said, 'Hey, let's get together and talk ball,'" Stanford coach David Shaw said. "I said, 'I might play you in the Rose Bowl. That's the last thing I want to do. Me help you and you help me, and the next thing you know, we're in the Rose Bowl and I know your calls and you know mine.'
"I still have to be able to say no just because of that possibility. I have to guard against that."
Some teams are less concerned about potential matchups. Herman and Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith visited Clemson after the 2012 season to talk offense. The Buckeyes and Tigers ended up playing in the Orange Bowl this past January.
When the staffs met months later in Columbus, they reviewed some plays from Clemson's 40-35 win.
<message edited by MichFan4Life on Friday, June 13, 2014 10:45 AM>
Good read on the sharing of ideas between college coaches.
"Only the good ones come to Michigan"