Marcus Freeman - Defensive Coordinator for the UC Bearcats
Currently the defensive coordinator at UC – quickly rising to the top. Former OSU player – born and raised in the 937! Huber Heights Wayne – won a lot of games in high school be was raised by a military father.Played for 2 national championships at OSU – could On three teams in 1 year – knees hurting – found the enlarged heart and retired from NFL. Those failures are what make you who you are. Called coach Fickle to get feedback before he foundCoach Fickle recruited him and told him he didn’t want to coach – I don’t want to be away from the game. Talk them out because it’s a selfish profession – a lot of hours – time away from family – he has 6 kids and his wife is a single parent while he is coaching.Why UC? He wants to be a head coach – he can get the chance to be a head coach at schools such as Kent State or Purdue.Jim Trussell – work where your butt is – work as hard as you can. Coach Trussell - “He did a great job of making everyone feel important.”Learned more about coaching & leadership by failing.George Floyd – what is your message to the players and what is UC’s approach – Sent a message to his unit to maintain humility – have empathy. We don’t have to agree but we do have to have empathy. Do research to understand. Kids these days want to understand why. The greatest motivation is love. Love is also a decision. He even dishes on his predictions on the 2020 UC Bearcats Football season.
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