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© April, 2014
NEXT MAN UP: Portland States Rite of Passage

by Jaime Hill
Defensive Coordinator - Portland State University

Portland State’s “Next Man Up” philosophy and strategy with all players – regardless of their position – is being ready to contribute to the team’s success.

For the Portland State University football program, “The Next Man Up” philosophy has become something of a rite of passage. It translates into “no excuses and no explanations” which is the slogan of Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin.

We use the “Next Man Up” philosophy as a way to persuade every man on the team that his role is important. Whether you came as a walk-on, first year player, the third safety, or your role was to be the gunner on s ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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