By Doug Flutie
The recognized Boston university quarterback, winner of the Heisman Trophy, proprietor of the checklist publication for quarterbacks within the Canadian soccer League, and nationwide soccer League All-Pro, recounts his lifestyles off and on the sector. Doug unearths how he has proven group spirit, attraction, and the relentless force which were necessary to his luck as a smaller athlete in a big-man's recreation. encompasses a examine how Doug led the Buffalo accounts to the playoffs and captured the hearts of lovers not just in Buffalo, yet throughout the USA.
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He'd get more out of you than you knew you had. He just had a knack for it. He didn't let you become lazy. We had the longest meetings and watched more film than you can imagine. This is where I think I built a work ethic. He got on me about my grades and made sure I paid attention to what the heck I was doing. He kept me in line. Working with him has made everything else 10 times easier because he was so demanding of your time and your effort from every snap in practice to everything else. TOM COUGHLIN: He's always referred to me in a more casual light as Technical Tom.
We moved to Natick, about 17 miles west of Boston, when I was 13. I was finishing up eighth grade in the spring, but I was put in seventh grade because I was so much younger than most of the kids in the eighth at that time. It put me an extra year behind Bill, but it also gave me an extra year to mature as an athlete. We used to play sandlot baseball on a piece of land that was part of an estate. There was a stone wall for a fence and it was a pretty nice setup. We used to take our own lawn mowers up there to cut the field.
I thought it was great to be a finalist. Steve Young and I spent some time together and played some basketball at the Downtown Athletic Club, where they announce the Heisman winner. We both knew Mike Rozier was going to win it. That was my introduction to the elite of college football. I really admired Steve Young. We had similar styles coming out of college, and we really got along great those few days. The whole week in Memphis for the Liberty Bowl was terrible. It was so cold that pipes were bursting in the hotel, which was going to be shut down right after we left.