“The Process, The Process, The Process”

June 7th, 2012
Schiano says he emulates the Wooden-Paterno mindset

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.

4 Responses to ““The Process, The Process, The Process””

  1. Orlandobucfan Says:

    I think this is the best approach for the bucs if you focus to hard on winning u forget what you have to do to get to that pointer need to focus on playing respectable after last seasons debacle.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    If Schiano don’t win in a reasonable amount of time, he will soon discover the process. The process that will send him out of Tampa, quick.
    But I think he is well on his way to putting a winning team on the field for us.

  3. Dan S Says:

    Sun Tzu asked: “On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced?” and “On which side are officers and men more highly trained?” and “In which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment?” and concluded: “By means of these…considerations I can forecast victory or defeat.” Victory is an outcome..you can only control your behaviors–that is what JoePa believed.

  4. Eric Says:

    The process plus Lou Alcindor helped quite a bit.