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David Cutcliffe's insight into mentoring players should be shared with your staff


The list of players that David Cutcliffe has mentored during his coaching career is long and filled with both high profile guys (Peyton Manning) as well of guys that have long been forgotten about by the fan base. That's what happens when your coaching career began back in the late 1970's.

As most coaches that have been in the game for decades, Cutcliffe has a formula for mentoring players and he shared it with ACC Gridiron Live.

"Don't measure yourself in wins and losses," he starts off saying. "What's really important is the mentor that you can become, and the relationships you build, and if they're lasting, you're doing things right."

"Tell them the truth on the front end, tell them the truth when you're recruiting them. Treat them fairly, treat them tough, but tell them the truth. If you do those things as a football coach, as a mentor, then those relationships will be lifetime, meaningful relationships."

That's a great message to share with your staff, and furthermore, your athletic department as a whole.