Bill Courtney

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When Adversity Hits You in the Mouth

In the Academy Award-winning documentary Undefeated, there’s a scene in which high school football coach Bill Courtney tells his team how difficult it is to respond the right way to adversity, or, as he puts it, “when this thing hits you in the mouth.” That phrase came to mind in light of my friends Ricky

In Case You Missed It: Undefeated’s Bill Courtney

“Let’s see here. Starting right guard shot, no longer in school. Starting middle linebacker shot, no longer in school. Two players fightin’ right in front of the coach. Starting center arrested. Most coaches, that would be pretty much a career’s worth of crap to deal with. I think that sums up the last two weeks