Land The Plane Safely

Coaching is like flying an airplane. There is going to be a lot of turbulence, but your job is to land the plane safely.
— Chuck Daly

As the season nears its conclusion, I am reminded of one of my favorite "Dalyisms" that reminds us to finish well.  Like most programs, we have had our share of exhilarating highs and gut-wrenching lows this season.  No matter what circumstance you are facing at this moment in the season, it is important to find a way to finish the season with success.  Your job is to land the plane safely.  As written in a past article by current LSU assistant coach, Brendan Suhr, we know that championship caliber teams are able to perform this by giving concentrated focus on the task at hand.  Coach Suhr wrote,

"During the season, there are going to be a lot of ups and downs, but as a coach you have to understand you have to remain calm and poised and remember the goals that you have established for the team.  On the road to each championship season, we had major turmoil occur, but Chuck landed the plane safely."

 Chuck Daly & Brendan Suhr

Chuck Daly & Brendan Suhr