Asked how to prepare for a football playoff, coach Craig Bohl recommends adopting a mindset he calls “one-and-done.”
Bohl won his third consecutive FCS (NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision) national title when his North Dakota State team won its division in 2013. That makes Bohl, now the coach at Wyoming, college football’s leading expert on playoffs.
In 2010, Bohl says, his attitude was “How can we do this right?” His team lost.
“We realized that our approach should have been, ‘Let’s grab this thing by the jugular and go with it.’ The next year our players really embraced that mentality.”
It’s now or never. One-and-done.
— Adapted from “How To Win,” Craig Bohl as told to Pete Thamel, Sports Illustrated.