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Earning Respect

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*login required* "The speech is somewhat infamous at this point. In Derek Dooley's first team meeting, he told his players he didn't expect them to trust him, as trust is earned, not given. The players probably didn't even hear that statement; they were probably just trying to figure out who the heck Derek Dooley was. The truth is that, football aside, there's no simple way to earn one's trust. So how is it that Dooley will lead a team onto the field Saturday night that he now has trusting his every word?"

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