For Oklahoma Sooners Coach Miguel Chavis, Getting to Know His Players as People is Paramount

NORMAN – Long before he ever became a coach, Miguel Chavis was a leader.

His unique leadership style was reflected in his first few days as Oklahoma’s new defensive ends coach. Rather than get to know his players di lui as players, he insisted on getting to know them as people.

“Just like, taking my guys out to dinner,” Chavis said last week. “You know what I mean, like, not talking football. Listen, I coach for Brent Venables. We’re gonna have more than enough time to talk football. Alright? Our guys are gonna know what the heck that they have to do.


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