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Coaches requiring their teams to know the fight song

Skip Holtz, Jerry Kill, and James Franklin all want to make sure their players know the words to the school fight song.

As he did a year ago, Holtz will once again ask his team to sing the USF fight song during an evening team meeting during training camp in Vero Beach.

It’s all about creating a sense of pride and paying respect to the tradition of the program.

Franklin recently brought in the Vanderbilt band director to a team meeting to teach the players the fight song.

Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill took it a step further. Kill brought his team to midfield with the band to practice signing the fight song. (Check out the 4:15 mark in the video)

Kill believes, “This is what college football is all about.”