Monday, September 24, 2012

US Navy SEALs help Northwestern put success in perspective.

The Big Ten has taken it on the chin in more ways than one this season. But Northwestern has managed to go 4-0 with a schedule which includes three wins over BCS conference teams Syracuse, Vanderbilt,  and Boston College. Don't expect the Wildcats to be bragging about their accomplishment. The team learned how to put success into perspective during training camp from a  training session with members of the US Navy SEALs.

 "Every operation the SEALs go into, they expect to be victorious," quarterback Kain Colter said. "When they complete a mission successfully, they won't be jumping for joy. We expected to win these first four games and as we go into Big Ten, we expect to win games, expect to win the conference."

That kind of perspective will probably be helpful for Northwestern as it dives into Big Ten conference play against Indiana this coming Saturday. The Wildcats can't expect teams like Michigan and Michigan St. to be down for long.

(via The Chicago Tribune)