2001 Miami Hurricane Team Analysis

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The 2001 Miami Hurricanes and the Five Aspects of Team Composition

Winston Vazquez
Organizational Behavior
Dr. Jonathon Krispin

Football. In the United States football is an iconic sport. It is a game that involves many aspects of the human body physically and psychologically. The game involves not one but eleven players on the field for each side. Coaching, management, and fan support is in the game of football as well. The game of football involves all kinds of individuals putting them into teams. A team consist of two or more individuals who work interdependently over some time period to accomplish common goals related to some task-oriented purpose. Colquitt, J., Lepine, J. A., & Wesson, M. J. (2009) pg354. How can all those …show more content…

Member roles are distinguished and each role focuses on what the individual is expected to do for their team. The 2001 Miami Hurricanes was full of talent. In any team there are set leaders that help bring up the moral. The coaching staff of the Miami hired a psychologist that analyzed all the players and pointed out the leaders. Those leaders were assigned team task and team building roles. As stated in the documentary THE U Part II(ESPN), a select amount of players were given the opportunity to show their leadership skills in the open. Some of the players were the starting QB Ken Dorsey, RB Clinton Portis, WR Andre Johnson, and lastly Safety Ed Reed. The players stated showed different roles that help motivate the team and its effectiveness. The orienter who establishes the direction of the team starts with the head coach. Head Coach Larry Cokar was a player’s coach given the reigns from former coach Butch Davis after being voted in by the players on the team. As stated by Larry Coker himself “we talk about talent all along, but the thing that set this tem apart is character” Barrick, M. R., Stewart, G. L., Neubert, M. J., & Mount, M. K. (1998). The energizer, who is the one that motivates team members to work on team goals was Safety Ed Reed. Ed Reed was an emotional and energetic person that send “chills” on the players backs as he did on a halftime speech against the Florida State Seminoles …show more content…

Team diversity refers to the differences and has a few theories. The theory of diversity that best was used in the 2001 Hurricanes was the value in diversity problem-solving approach. The Miami Hurricanes have always been known as having low academic standards. The players pushed each other in the school academics and were not in any major off the field issues. The U Part II. (ESPN). Coker was proud of his team's successes on the field, but he is equally proud of how well his players have fared academically. The 2005 team graduated all 21 players, a total higher than any other college in the country. The Hurricanes' 2004 graduation rate was 84 percent, far higher than the national average of 58 percent. In addition, Miami has received recognition by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as one of an elite group of schools to exceed a 70 percent graduation rate among its football student-athletes in nine of the past 14 years. Feldman, B.

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