Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
I'm -- best selling author and two time Super Bowl winning coach of the New York Giants.
14 overall as an organization got a new book out of you walk into the studio.
And you can watch us if you ward of the podcast you can see is -- -- until we have friends dot com.
And go get -- -- condensed -- does incredible job recapping the entire show every day goes right to -- mailbox in which you started doing is putting video clips.
He could see these guys in studio in these -- in studio and they come in and see the interaction so was like -- TV show and actually could be TV show what a great idea I got to work on that.
Coach Tom Coughlin.
Author -- The right to win has success in any field starts at superior preparation.
Welcome to the -- and thank you then they're ready your bragged that they are in Freddie of Barney -- you don't mess around ground when they stick to a schedule I mean it's unreal and you -- things that -- had -- scheduled did you take a look at yourself.
That they put John you I do look at the schedule but I don't wanna know too much about in advance because on all positive thoughts in my mind.
But the gallows in there with me.
They keep me in line right talk of your career real real quick -- you already back at Syracuse strength -- as a running back at Syracuse they need eleven guys.
I -- in the same backfield with Floyd Little and -- I -- to hall of famers.
-- had a wonderful career a wonderful time at Syracuse great education got my masters.
I was a GA in 1969.
68 excuse me.
1969 and went to Rochester institute of tick tack now not known for their football proud not known for their football prowess at a club football team -- was being converted the varsity.
So I got involved with that bill -- was my high school basketball coach was a basketball coach -- alrighty that's all -- got the interview.
So I stay -- for five years had a lot of fun build a program.
Then I had enough to go back to Syracuse.
As a quarterback.
Coach and running back coach so I did that with coach frank Maloney frank -- come from above the ocean Ambac was -- staff.
And from there I went to Boston College you know you.
Frank Maloney resigned after seven years of this search used saw an amount of work you know I've been back and forth fifty miles from my hometown.
From my whole life and now I got to find a job you know it's kind of a for my kids it's a little bit earthshaking.
And so like I talked to Jack -- now who's now the head coach of Boston college and Jack -- -- -- job and I go.
And -- the quarterback coach again and the seventh quarterback on my.
On my list here my group is Doug -- so that the the rest is history that story so we go three years -- a great player he.
He is a wonderful got a coach -- the terrific athlete and competitor he makes everybody around him.
Play in a superior manner -- if you don't you know to be able to keep up with a even in college people mostly definitely -- -- -- he was it amazing to kind of athlete and player he was the plays he made.
It was just exciting it was an exciting time for Boston College right so.
And -- senior year I left and I went to the Philadelphia Eagles -- Marion Campbell they're for two years.
Went to Green Bay with four -- for two years then the New York -- Bill Parcells for three years in the world championship in 1990.
Then I returned to Boston College as a head coach in 91.
Who's there for three seasons.
Got to head coaching job at Jacksonville with a brand new X expansion franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars.
We we were was the owner he hired me and I was there for nine actually lived in the Jacksonville area for ten years.
And then I was fortunate enough to get the New York -- job and here we are.
Right is just fascinating which he did in this book is you we'd all the stories of your life turned into real life so -- such as for the football coach of the football coaches will love this book.
One thing that sticks in mind.
You -- you always -- confidence not cocky -- but you always prepared to be successful the best you knew how picking tips up along the way.
Could you talk about.
In layman's terms the prep -- had the organization you have for example aside from -- book tour.
If I went up to Tom Coughlin I said what are you doing July 18 meant is that mapped out.
Yes it is I can tell you exactly what it is.
It is the end of summer vacation I'm about to go back to work because the new season is about to begin.
But what we try to do Bryant we have long term and short term planning.
We have goals we have objectives.
We set the course for the entire year okay.
Immediately following one season we -- the next 365.
Of the of the following year so we know exactly what we're going to be doing and when we're gonna do it now do we tweak it certainly -- absolutely have to.
You have to make adjustments you have to make forced adjustments for example with the new.
A collective bargaining agreement you have to do that.
But the planning phase of this thing.
And the idea that your always striving to be the very very best that you can be that's what this book is all about whether be John Wooden telling you that you learn.
Every day of your life is if you're gonna live forever and that's what I always thought I mean I'm basically a teacher but you have to be good student before you be a teacher and the needs.
For details for example we hear about the raiders are usually show up they wouldn't -- a lot of times it -- caddie go -- and -- go drinking an -- competing every year in the several we have for awhile often in the seventies.
That's the antithesis of your approach and John Wooden who used later -- go over how to tie your shoes and how high your -- should be.
He did he what he did isn't one of his first lectures was how to put your socks -- and everybody would go wait a minute -- -- tell people I did that with the when my early football teams you.
Giant -- -- here -- Antonio Pierce talk about looking cross side at me but remember what John Wooden was doing.
John -- knew that if a blister appeared on a player you don't lose that player for.
Who -- one or two days while the blister got under control wheel that was not going to be the case so he.
Taught the meticulously -- -- put their socks on so that there was no overlapping of textile that could cause a blister we've all had him.
With basketball shoes or football shoes on a lot of it is because we don't have the -- some proper -- you learning -- you pretty much -- I think is pretty consistent pretty tough the tough guy.
Well -- I think you have the rules this way it has to remember the remedy here that I've come from.
I come from an era old school football ahead then Schwartz -- was my coach at Syracuse three.
Full pads you know physical physical practices.
And you did things a certain way you did -- my hard we had fun but she worked at it and you knew exactly what was expected of -- -- but fun is in the process itself giggle and it was a process is not my goal is not anything of that nature it's winning but.
I thought this is but what I'm up and up close and personal as they told -- in the hallway and FOX & Friends it's -- -- -- -- show all the time.
Gets her tears his pectoral muscle yours coach dynamite so what's it like now know what you possibly get Tom Coughlin in there.
He rolled his eyes is this guy's unbelievable demand to get his -- that would veteran should do and essentially saying -- you wait too -- not gonna last.
It turns out -- the end of the story is Mike Strahan right -- forward of this book does he write such glowing forward.
He writes when I look back and our relationship now I will tell people proudly that I love the man I love them and if I could I would play for -- any day and together we would win.
How does that make you feel.
Well it it almost -- first very very gracious so Michael just a right to -- worked for the book.
But he porter's hard out there and he's been that way probably -- the 2007.
Too strong willed people suddenly realize that we both wanted the same thing we both had a very strong will to win.
And he did a great job.
Of communicating to the other players exactly what my intentions were and it made it much easier but what I did is I showed the players a humanistic side.
And which he did his -- -- this when Stewart Charles way and outstanding running back whose career was not long enough threat he know who knew you personally.
And he said Tom you -- -- that -- to the team he -- your.
You're two isolated -- even management giant management put John noticed you got to communicate better.
Well -- -- -- your career this year is always telling you what to do that must have been tough.
Well if it's.
I tell you valid self analysis is very important anybody's improvement.
And if you really do have.
The -- say that I don't have an -- -- I've got to act like I don't have an -- I can change I can get better I can do things a better way I can be more helpful I can let people see.
Who I really am.
And in the hopes of motivating them.
To be all that they can be -- had to show a human side I did any did it by bringing these guys bowl accidentally casino night and you know actually loosen up how old do you at this point on the in my sixties here in -- -- -- so don't you think that's of one of the most important lessons or is -- really loves.
Every time -- throwing gutter ball they would go crazy good coach you're -- yeah.
-- -- You know they love that stuff but yeah there's no question -- doesn't matter what age you are.
You have got to have your eye on the ball you've got to be able to change you -- have people around you the can help you don't forget Charles was the -- The director of player development for the New York Giants at the time.
You know and he was.
A quasi coach and yet -- a buffer -- a little earlier -- no question does a great job.
But did she Charles said that to -- panhandle was that a big asset in that development as well because he.
Took the part of -- he told you they hate the press HU we told you that I -- -- -- Judy said that they hate you know you you have to do something you have to change because they hate and.
In this is an advance forty -- -- greetings are subject to great success in Boston his youthful the president won by one -- I didn't want back and forth -- damage is and what your problem with me.
We took the gloves off and what my problem was with them as well.
Quite frankly many guys are called from I had gotten from -- -- -- that wasn't you know how -- I didn't write this city never read that stuff do you guys did a really did OK but I would get fed the information that I needed -- panhandle why do you think you -- those two championships in retrospect in -- in your self evaluation looking that why would those seasons.
-- got to such a role -- beat the best of the day consistency.
Very good players good coaches the very stable.
Leadership from our owners.
-- you say good football team that all of a sudden.
At the right time and you got to look at the two to two seasons are totally different don't forget.
The final game of the 07 season against the New England Patriots when probably we set the stage for the world championship.
Both teams are in the playoffs.
But we are going to play the patriots as hard as we can play because I am not gonna allow that history would look at the New York Giants and say.
Against the team like the patriots who were about to go six if they were gonna go sixteen and all they're -- Have to -- that love that game I love that you played it I hate when they cash in the last game of the Packers pay the price in next few and they didn't and John -- called US -- a really great thing for football.
Do yourself a favor go get this book earned the right to win it's not about the giants about Tom Coughlin could learn a lot thanks Phil.
Filter by section