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Everyone that has ever put on a helmet and shoulder pads dreams of one day playing in the NFL, but the reality is only a select few will get the opportunity. As coaches we realize that, but sometimes communicating that with players is easier said than done.

Chances are you’ve seen these numbers before, but a tweet we saw earlier today from Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson reinforces the importance.

Forget scoring offense, total defense, or turnover margin – these are the most important statistics you could possibly share with your players. Academics should always be a priority.