Tom Coughlin

  • Aired:  03/07/13
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New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin applies lessons learned on the football field to everyday life. (6:47)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT THE HEAD COACH FOR THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS HIS NEW BOOK IS CALLED "EARN THE

RIGHT TO WIN." PLEASE WE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM TOM COUGHLIN.

SIR --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NICE TO SEE YOU.

HAVE A SEAT.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> GREAT CROWD.

>> Jon: CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL YOUR SUCK SENCHES APPRECIATE THAT, JON DIFFERENT ON ALL YOUR SUCCESS.

>> APPRECIATE THAT, JON.

>> Jon: THE BOOK IS CALLED "EARN THE RIGHT TO WIN." YOU ARE A HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

YOUR JOB IS TO MOTIVATE, ON THE PRO LEVEL, GUYS MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, USED TO BE TREATED A

STEUP STAR.

HOW DO YOU MOTIVATE THEM?

>> IT'S A PROCESS, THERE'S NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT PLAYERS WANT -- AT EVERY LEVEL THEY WANT

TO LEARN.

THEY WANT TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN.

THEY WANT TO BE COACHED.

THEY HAVE TREMENDOUS INCENTIVE OBVIOUSLY.

THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE IS THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD.

MOTIVATION IS A PROCESS WAS PRIDE FIRST AND SETTING GOALS AND ATTACKING THOSE GOALS.

ONCE THE SEASON STARTS YOU START WITH YOUR DIVISION, YOU START WITH YOUR 16 GAME SCHEDULE BUT

IT'S A WEEKLY PROCESS WE CALL IT EARNING RIGHT TO WIN.

>> Jon: HOW DO YOU GET THE GUYS TO BUY IN.

YOU ARE LIKE THIS IS ABOUT PREPARATION, GUYS?

I DON'T FEEL LIKE PREPARING.

>> THAT HAPPENS A COUPLE OF TIMES.

ONCE IN A WHILE BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF FOOTBALL TEAM.

YOU SURROUND YOURSELF IN A SITUATION.

>> Jon: WHAT DO YOU DO IF A BAD FOOTBALL PLAYER MARRIES INTO YOUR SNAM DO YOU HAVE TO PLAY

THEM FOR THE SAKE OF THANKSGIVING?

>> HE DOESN'T GET IN THE FAMILY IF HE IS A BAD FOOTBALL PLAYER.

>> Jon: SMART.

YOU HAVE TO SET RULES.

>> LAY IT OUT.

>> Jon: WHAT STRIKES ME IS IT REALLY IS APPLICABLE IN ANY -- YOU TALK ABOUT STRUCTURE.

I THOUGHT, WE RUN A STUPID SHOW, WRITING A BUNCH OF JOKES BUT WITHOUT STRUCTURE WE'RE LOST.

THE SAME THING IN TERMS OF YOUR PREPARATION, YES?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

WE CALL IT EARNING RIGHT TO WIN.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE ORGANIZATION, MOTIVATION, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE ALL OF THESE THINGS.

THAT'S WHY IT'S NOT A FOOTBALL BOOK IT'S A BOOK ABOUT LIFE.

>> Jon: YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT EVERYTHING.

IT'S DOWN TO THE SHADE PATTERNS AT THE STADIUM AS THE SUN IS GOING --

>> RIGHT.

>> Jon: YOU ARE CALCULATING, PREPARING DOWN TO WHERE THE SUN MAY SET AT CERTAIN TIMES IN THE DAY.

>> CERTAIN TIMES IN OF THE DAY.

>> Jon: FOR YOUR TEAM.

>> FOR YOUR TEAM TO KNOW WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE.

TALKING TO THE SPECIAL TEAMS ABOUT THE WIND, HOW ARE THE KICKERS?

HOW ARE THEY KICKING AND PERFORMING INTO THE WIND?

AGAINST THE WIND?

DO WE WANT THE RECEIVERS LOOKING INTO SUN OR THE DB'S LOOKING INTO THE SUN?

AT WHAT POINT IN THE GAME?

ALL THOSE THINGS ARE CALCULATED.

>> Jon: DO ALL TEAMS PREPARE IN THAT MATTER?

THE KNOCK ON CERTAIN TEAMS, LAST TWO MINUTES OF THE GAME, SURPRISING THINGS HAPPEN AND YOU

SEE THE OTHER TEAM LOOKING AROUND AND THEY HAVE TO BLOW A COUPLE OF TIMEOUTS.

THEY FORGET WHAT IS GOING ON, THEY DON'T HAVE TIME TO CALL ANOTHER PLAY.

IF YOU DON'T PREPARE LIKE THAT, IS THAT IN THE CRUNCH TIME AREAS OF THE GAME SNL.

>> THAT'S WHAT YOU PREPARE FOR ALL OF THESE SITUATIONS.

WHY YOU HAVE STRUCTURE IS SO YOU CAN HANDLE THEM.

WHY YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP, WHY YOU DRILL.

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

WE'RE THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR IN THE TWO-MINUTE DRILL AND IT'S NOT BY ACCIDENT.

>> Jon: ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THE OTHER COACHES MIGHT THINK TO HIMSELF THAT GUY COUGHLIN HAS

WON A COUPLE SUPER BOWLS.

LET ME LOOK AT THAT REAL QUICK.

PREPARATION.

>> INTERESTING, HUH.

>> Jon: DO YOU KEEP THE SECRETS?

ARE THERE SPECIAL SAUCE INGREDIENTS YOU ARE NOT LAYING OUT THERE?

>> THOSE THOUGHTS ARE AT ANOTHER LEVEL.

THIS IS HOW TO DO IT, IF WILL YOU AND HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE.

>> TALENT, EVALUATION, ALL THAT.

I COULD THREAD BOOK.

I COULD PREPARE -- I COULD READ THIS BOOK.

I COULD PREPARE AND FIGURE OUT THE ANGEL OF THE SUN BUT I OBVIOUSLY HAVE OSTEOPOROSIS AND

I WOULD NOT.

CHRIS AND OTHER BALL PLAYERS, FOR ME, I STILL MAY HAVE TROUBLE GETTING OPEN.

>> THAT'S IT.

>> Jon: HOW IMPORTANT IS THE KEY POSITIONS.

YOU HAVE ELI MANNING QUARTERBACKING THE OFFENSE.

GREAT GUYS LIKE BLACKBURN AND MICHAEL STRAHAN, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR EACH OF THE UNITS ON A

FOOTBALL TOMORROW TO ALSO HAVE LEAD YEARS LONG WITH THE HEAD COACH?

>> VERY IMPORTANT, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.

WHAT WE STARTED A COUPLE YEARS AGO IS WHAT WE CALLED A LEADERSHIP COUNT.

WE HAD MICHAEL STRAHAN, ELI MANNING, PLAYERS FROM EACH POSITION.

I WANTED THESE PLAYERS TO TAKE MY MESSAGE AND GO TO THE INDIVIDUAL MEETING ROOMS, THE

OFFENSIVE LINE, DEFENSIVE LINE, THE QUARTERBACK.

>> Jon: PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THE AMOUNT OF STUDY THAT GOES INTO FOOTBALL.

IT'S INCREDIBLE.

>> Jon: STRAHAN IS BLOWING UP AS A PERFORMER.

WAS HIS PERSONALITY EVIDENT LIKE THAT?

>> IT'S A MAGNETIC PERSONALITY, A LEADER.

WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHES AND DOES -- NOTHING SURPRISE ME WITH MICHAEL STRAHAN.

>> Jon: ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE SEASON COME UP?

>> I AM.

>> Jon: HOW -- I WENT TO ONE LIVE FOOTBALL GAME.

I BROUGHT MY SON AND WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GO TO THE LOCKER ROOM AND YOU WERE GIVING A SPEECH.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO YOU GIVE A MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH TO PEOPLE IN THEIR UNDERWEAR.

>> A NUMBER OF YEARS.

>> Jon: YOU WERE LIKE GUYS GOTTA STAY FOCUSED AND YOU'RE LIKE, --

>> WE GOT 52 POINTS THAT DAY.

>> Jon: I HELPED BY TURNING MY BEER BOTTLE THE RIGHT WAY.

IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT.

>> THE SUN ANGLE WAS BIG.

>> Jon: IT'S A PLEASURE SIR.

I'VE BEEN A FAN OF THE TEAM SINCE THE 19 60'S.

YOU'VE DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB.

IT'S AN INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

EARN THE RIGHT TO WIN IT'S RIGHT HERE.

TOM COUGHLIN.

GET IT NOW AND GO SEE A NICE GAME.

YOU KNOW --

[CHEERS

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