Derek Dooley is looking for results, so he turned to old English poet William Shakespeare, who died in 1616.
Dooley told reporters today that he recently referenced Shakespeare’s “Richard III” in a team meeting.
He explained, “For want of a horseshoe nail: one little horseshoe nail can bring down a whole kingdom. That's what it did back in the 1400s. Just like stepping with your right foot six inches could cause a guy to get on the edge, which causes the quarterback to get a little flustered, the exchange goes bad, fumble, turnover, touchdown.”
"Every little detail of your technique and assignment can impact the game. We've got a long way to go."
Asked how the team responded to the verse, Dooley said, “They were very engaged.”
Boy, can’t you see it right now? Janzen Jackson engaged in verses from a play written in 1591.
Here’s the video of Dooley explaining what he’s looking for.