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What did the 1993 national championship Florida Seminoles team and the 1999 national championship Seminoles Football team do that was in common?


They held the rope!


What does holding the rope mean? You are hanging from the edge of a cliff five hundred yards in the air. The only thing between you and falling to the ground is a piece of rope with the person of your choice on the other end.

Who do you know that you can trust enough? Who do you know who has enough guts to withstand rope burn, watch blood drip from his hands, and still not let go?

Look around and ask, ‘Who can I trust to hold the rope?’ Who will let his hands bleed for me? If you can look at every member of your team and say they will hold the rope, then your team will win!


~from ‘Called To Coach’ by Bobby Bowden




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