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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    It begins with effort.
    Let's say that effort is a necessary but not sufficient condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Let's say that effort is a necessary but not sufficient condition.
    Feels like this is a good time to talk about synergy.

    Did I ever tell you guys about asking Kodiak to speak to the alumni association after his first year coaching?


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    Question: Was this the worst road trip in the history of the Larry era?

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker Ute View Post
    Feels like this is a good time to talk about synergy.

    Did I ever tell you guys about asking Kodiak to speak to the alumni association after his first year coaching?


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    I don’t think so, but I think you should.


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I don’t think so, but I think you should.


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    After his first year we asked Kodiak to speak to the Alumni Association. When the coaches speak it is always the most popular. He asked us what we wanted him to speak about and we told him whatever he’d like but maybe something motivational, info on the team, etc.

    So he shows up with a bankers box full of copies he made to hand out with quotes and other things. He says, “I’m going to say a word most of you probably haven’t heard: synergy...” We all glance at each other while he explains. Then he talks about why ducks fly in a v-formation and we the glances become more pronounced.

    He went through a half-dozen of those sort of things, all spoken at one point or another in sacrament meetings of half the people there, and the other half knew them all anyway.

    We got a good chuckle out of it, and finally someone stopped him and said, “Tell us about the team Coach!”

    He relaxed a lot there and it was a good session with him, but we decided next time not to ask them to talk about motivational things.

    To his credit he had gone to a ton of work on his packet and stuff.


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  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Question: Was this the worst road trip in the history of the Larry era?
    I would argue 2011-2012 oregon swing. We lost to OSU by 10 and Oregon by 46. That was the infamous game where Oregon got out to a 34-2 lead.

    If we are throwing out Larry's first year, I would argue its the trip to the Bay Area the next year where we got rocked by 18 both games. This most recent one is the worst since then that I can find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker Ute View Post
    After his first year we asked Kodiak to speak to the Alumni Association. When the coaches speak it is always the most popular. He asked us what we wanted him to speak about and we told him whatever he’d like but maybe something motivational, info on the team, etc.

    So he shows up with a bankers box full of copies he made to hand out with quotes and other things. He says, “I’m going to say a word most of you probably haven’t heard: synergy...” We all glance at each other while he explains. Then he talks about why ducks fly in a v-formation and we the glances become more pronounced.

    He went through a half-dozen of those sort of things, all spoken at one point or another in sacrament meetings of half the people there, and the other half knew them all anyway.

    We got a good chuckle out of it, and finally someone stopped him and said, “Tell us about the team Coach!”

    He relaxed a lot there and it was a good session with him, but we decided next time not to ask them to talk about motivational things.

    To his credit he had gone to a ton of work on his packet and stuff.


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    Synergy. Wow. What a concept. Why wasn't I told about it? How long has this secret been kept from me?

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Synergy. Wow. What a concept. Why wasn't I told about it? How long has this secret been kept from me?
    You see, with synergy you combine two things and get MORE than the sum of its parts...

    Did you know that if you turn up the heat slowly a frog won’t jump out of the water until you boil him?




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