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NEXT MAN UP: Portland States Rite of Passage

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© April, 2014

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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