Parcells' coaching career had humble origins with Hastings

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 12:00 am

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bill Parcells learned a life-changing lesson in his first coaching job at Hastings College in Nebraska — give your team the best chance to win.

If that later meant cutting a couple of popular guys to get his type of tough-minded players, or tearing down a perennial All-Pro linebacker to make him better, patting a shy player on the butt instead of yelling at him, spending the endless hours on the X's and O's or even looking the other way with Lawrence Taylor, at times, Parcells did it.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thank you for reading and relying on Omaha.com for your news and information. You have now viewed your 30 day allowance of 15 free Omaha.com articles. If you are an Omaha World-Herald Subscriber please click here. If you are not an Omaha World-Herald Subscriber and would like to have Unlimited access to all Digital Products please click here. If you have any questions or need further information please call 402-346-3363 or 1-800-234-6942 or email customer.service@owh.com You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Login

VIDEO »

Tom Shatel »

Mad Chatter »

On Twitter »

loading...

SPOTLIGHT »


World-Herald Alerts

Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for Omaha.com's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.