I thought that this quote from Zach Domicone, a player on the undefeated 2012 Ohio State Football team describes what it takes to be the best:
“we were monitored in everything we did, whether it was academics, or the weight room, or the film room” Domicone said. “In the past”, Domicone said, “it was possible to skate by, by doing the minimum. If you wanted to be great, that would certainly be encouraged and rewarded. But those along for the ride weren’t necessarily pushed overboard.
Now (since coach Urban Meyer came in 2012), you’re challenged every day to be better than you were the day before. Every day, you have to improve in the weight room, you have to improve in the classroom, you have to be smarter in the film room?
Taken from “Buckeye Rebirth” by Bill Rabinowitz