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Kragthorpe's simple plan is working

Originally Published: November 26, 2003
By Ed Graney | Special to ESPN.com

Steve Kragthorpe has this theory about how to build a successful college football program. Simply put, everybody matters.

The trainer who tapes ankles for Tulsa is just as important as the player who holds out his leg, and that player is just as important as the coach who develops schemes.

"See, if that trainer doesn't tape the ankle well enough and the player gets hurt, then I can't coach him," says Kragthorpe. "No one person more important than the other. Everyone has a role ...

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