The similarities are eerie. They are both sons of football men. That’s obvious enough. But it goes much deeper than that. They are both sons of real football men, hard-nosed football scouts, the kind who loved to study film and break down the game and search for secrets in the rewind. There aren’t many of those men around.
They both traveled with their fathers on college scouting trips.
They both grew up around great football players.
They both started breaking down game film when they were young boys.
“Other kids had their hobbies,” wrote David Halberstam in his book TheEducation of a Coach. “Some collected postage stamps and others had baseball cards. But Bill studied film.”