AC: What’s the main message you want to get across during these appearances? JF: The traditions and ...


AC: What’s the main message you want to get across during these appearances? JF: The traditions and values of things aren’t going to change. But the approach we take is going to change some. Because we have to develop these kids in all aspects of their life. Not just on the field. And we have to do that also. But we have to build the support systems around them. And we can’t keep doing things the same way. Because if you keep doing things the same way, you’re going to get the same results. We have to change and get caught up with some things that are going on and the way you do things [with] today’s modern athlete. AC: I know you’re a process-oriented individual and sometimes I ask you questions that are more results oriented – JF: Well, everybody is … Now at the end of the process, the results got to be there. We’re still in a results-oriented world. There’s no doubt about it. But I just believe if you concentrate totally on the result, that you forget a lot of details. And the other way allows you to be very detailed-oriented and have a plan for everything, every technique, everything you have to do in great detail. And I think the results will come. We all want the results. But it goes back to how you get them. AC: How do you balance that philosophy with people who want results now? JF: Well, agree with them that we want the same results but to try to explain to them why. Just like kids – why are we doing it this way. When they understand why, then you can repeat it in a lot of ways and then you can apply it in different situations because you know why you did it in the first place. And I think you’ve got to explain to people why it has to be done this way.

Andrew Carter scores a nice interview with Coach Fisher Carter did a great job with the questions. I quoted three of them and I could have picked out any of the 11 as they were all very good. Definitely recommend reading this as it is probably the best Fisher interview done by a local beat writer since signing day.