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Depth development a big key

Player development may be the most important thing to a program's success, but it is certainly not the only thing.

Originally Published: April 8, 2004
By Jim Donnan | Special to ESPN.com

College football places a premium on player development. Once a young man enters a program, his ability to maximize his potential and the coaches' teaching skills utilized to enable him to succeed are constantly evaluated. There is no free agency, no trades and no time to waste in the five years a player is allowed in a program.

The slogan "Never give up on any player" should be a vital part of every college program. There are varied ways each and every member of a squad can contribute, ...

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