Coaches requiring their teams to know the fight song

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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.”