If you’re looking for a succinct comment on motivating the college football player, it’ll be hard to top Kirk Olivadotti’s:
“ . . . But at the same time people are people. You’re going to have guys that are going to work their butts off; you’re going to have guys that you’re going to have to motivate, and you’re going to have guys that you have to always make it their idea in order for them to want to do it. Those are the different things that you do in life. I have to do it with my 3-year-old daughter.”
Remember, this is coming from a guy who survived six head coaching changes in Washington. He must have some idea on how to read people.