I recently saw this set of rules put forth by the Texas coach Charlie Strong for his football team. There are a billion and five critics of his "expectations" most of them stating that "he has no chance of making the changes he hopes to make" and/or that they "have nothing to do with what those athletes are there for." But as a college athlete, myself, I think they are really great rules for EVERYONE to follow...in fact, if you aren't following these rules, you might want to reconsider the way you are experiencing your education/work environment/parenting/fellow human beings.
And, by the way, Texas is a university team, not a pro team...so the fact that they are Division I is great and all, but to all the nay-sayers regarding Strong's goals, and means of achieving them, out there...most college athletes will "go pro" in something other than the sport that they play, so it's actually RIDICULOUSLY important for athletes to not only be good athletically, but also to get something out of their free or discounted education...you know, on the off-chance that they don't become the starting QB for the next superbowl team, they never start a game on their college team because they weren't the only individual recruited for their position, or they tear their ACL in practice and can't ever get back to 100%.
It's never a bad idea to be a good person
...in case the Monday Night Spotlight doesn't work out.
Without further ado...The "Expectations" of Coach Strong