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The Guiding Principles of Lobo Football: ADE

by Frank Mercogliano

ADE, it’s not just something that is cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. ADE is one of the Guiding Principles of Lobo Football, and it stands for accountability, discipline and effort.  It’s not a unique concept in the world of college football, but certainly as most folks are gathering, Lobo Football is now just a little bit different than everyone else.

And that’s a very good thing.

“Accountability, discipline and effort.  These are three things that we can control everyday as a team and as a staff,” says tight ends coach Matt Johns, who got his first taste of ADE while playing for Mendenhall at Virginia.  Johns also knows it’s more than just that.

“Those three things go into the daily processes of being great in your everyday life,” he said. “It’s not just football, it’s everything you do, from how you live, how you study, how you handle your business.”

That’s been the overarching theme to all of these principles.  It’s not just football related. It’s life related. Yes, Bronco Mendenhall and his staff want to win, and if anyone has been to a public speaking engagement of his, you leave convinced it will happen.  But, he wans all of his players to win off the field, whether in school, in life, in community or in family. It’s more than just football for this group, and they continue to prove it each day.

Fans can come out and support Mendenhall’s Lobos buy clicking the ticket link here and watch the new era of Lobo Football, starting on August 24.