“The Process, The Process, The Process”June 7th, 2012
Tampa Bay Times columnist Gary Shelton was granted some together time with Greg Schiano recently and has penned his reaction for TampaBay.com.
As has been touched on previously, Schiano doesn’t invest time thinking about the won-loss column.
Ah, but can the Bucs have a winning season? A playoff season?
“I don’t get into answering those kinds of questions,” Schiano said. “The two guys I learned the most from are Coach Joe Paterno and Coach (John) Wooden. I worked for Paterno for six years, and the word ‘win’ was mentioned … you could count it on both hands. The focus wasn’t ‘winning.’ The focus was doing the best we can.
“People say, ‘Now you’re getting into coaches’ speak. You’re trying to avoid the question.’ But Coach Wooden was the same. Winning wasn’t talked about. It was all the things that added up to winning. It was the process, the process, the process.”
Joe hopes Schiano can stick to the Wooden-Paterno way, which included rarely having to talk about losing, either.