Eric Kiesau did not reveal any sweeping changes or any major personnel adjustments in his press conference on Monday, but what he did reveal was a restructured attitude from the top down. Kiesau told the media of the three bullet points he made to the team, which he says are already reflecting in practice. Here was his three-point message:
1) Relentless Effort
"The number one thing was relentless effort," Kiesau said. "Not good effort, not great effort - relentless. Out of your mind like a freight train going 100 miles an hour. Relentless effort - people can see that sitting in the stands, people can see that on TV. They can watch you and know what you’re all about just by how you play the game."
"The second thing was discipline," Kiesau explained. "I think that’s one thing throughout the entire organization that we really need to clean up here in the next five weeks is discipline… Discipline is doing what you’re supposed to do, when you’re supposed to do it, how you’re supposed to do it, when it’s supposed to be done, every day. That’s really important, and that’s in the classroom, on the football field, out in the community, wherever you are."