Bill Conley | Head Coach | Football | Ohio Dominican University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

Qualities I look for in a football player:

Tangibles

• Position specific skills

• Foot quickness

• Leverage

• Flexibility

• Agility

• Change of direction

• Reaction

Intangibles

• Effort

• Coachability

• Trust/Reliability

• Team attitude

• Leadership

• Work ethic

 

Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

Player Example: Chris Spielman

Chris was an undersized linebacker at 6’0” and a little over 200 when he arrived at Ohio State. He was not the fastest guy at his position but he played with extreme intensity, watched a ton of film making him a true student of the game, gave great effort and hustle ever play, was very physical, avid weight lifter, played with passion. As a result, became a first team All-American and was drafted into the NFL where he had a stellar career.