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Based Bama
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Saban's Process is some deep shit
Stoic philosophy? I never realized The Process was developed and popularized by Saban.

We all knew about The Process, but who knew it was a whole situation like this:

Process Thinking

Process thinking, also known as "the process", is a philosophy that emphasizes preparation and hard work over consideration of outcomes or results, and is particularly popular in professional sports.[1]

Practitioners of process thinking focus on the present instead of past events or future outcomes, and believe that all actions one takes in life, regardless of how trivial they may seem, affect the desired outcome.[2]

The philosophy was popularized by American football coach Nick Saban.[3][4]

History
The step-by-step mechanism of process thinking is a prominent part of cognitive behavioral thinking, which was developed by psychiatrist Aaron Beck.[2]

In the 1960s, Beck developed a therapy which relies on the idea that thoughts affect feelings, and that good mental habits are systematically built up one step at a time.[5][6]

Use in coaching
“ Don’t think about winning the SEC Championship. Don’t think about the national championship. Think about what you needed to do in this drill, on this play, in this moment. That’s the process: Let’s think about what we can do today, the task at hand. ”
— Nick Saban[7]

Nick Saban formulated process thinking as it pertains to American football with the help of psychiatry professor Lionel Rosen while Saban was the head coach at Michigan State University.[1][8]

Saban and Rosen broke down complicated tasks like football games—and entire seasons—down into smaller, more manageable pieces. Rosen emphasized that the average football play lasts only seven seconds so coaches and players should concentrate only on those seconds, take a rest between plays, then do it all over again.[2]

During his time with LSU, the Miami Dolphins, and later the University of Alabama, Saban refined this systematic approach and extended it to include all aspects of managing a football program, which he calls "the process."[9]

A key element of Saban's process, often stylized "The Process", is clearly defined expectations for his players not only on the field, but also academically and personally (including a dress code), which are monitored year-round.[1][10]

Nick Saban's Process featured in Ryan Holiday's The Obstacle Is the Way, where it drew comparisons to Stoic philosophy.[7][11]

Saban has led his teams to numerous conference championships and six national championships, five of them with Alabama and one with LSU.[12] Much of the credit for Saban's sustained success has been given to the Process.[8]

Other coaches, players and general managers such as Head Coach of the Chicago Bears John Fox, Texas A&M Aggies Football coach Jimbo Fisher and University of Texas head basketball coach Shaka Smart have also asked their teams to “follow the process


Elleshoe
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
No one is reading all of that bull shite. Do better


Based Bama
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
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No one is reading all of that bull shite. Do better


After you read it, what did you think?


Irons Puppet
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
Just like every snake oil gimmick , people catch on to its falsehoods and it goes away.


AHM21
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StopRobot
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
OMG I love Saban and Im not reading all that


PrivatePublic
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
Machines process. Humans feel. Saban is a fricking cyborg.


Based Bama
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
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OMG I love Saban and Im not reading all that


After you read it, were you like, wow?


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WilliamTaylor21
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AssyHatMan21

Bro, they mocking you on the A1abana board!

Ouch!


Based Bama
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TailbackU
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
Saban is definitely a Stoic. I have studied the Stoics extensively (at least reading and YouTube videos) and I have thought that several times. It's fascinating stuff. Epictitus, Marcus Aurelius, etc. It's one of the reasons why I can't not like Saban even though I am an Auburn man to the core of my being.


BayouCowboy
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
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Machines process. Humans feel. Saban is a fricking cyborg.

Or is he the Tin Man?


Based Bama
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Saban is definitely a Stoic. I have studied the Stoics extensively (at least reading and YouTube videos) and I have thought that several times. It's fascinating stuff. Epictitus, Marcus Aurelius, etc. It's one of the reasons why I can't not like Saban even though I am an Auburn man to the core of my being.


Whoa, I wasn't expecting any serious responses. I'm not prepared for that, sorry.


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coachcrisp
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
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Or is he the Tin Man?
asks the guy whose team has taken arse whippings for 8 of the last 9 years.


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RT1941
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Just like every snake oil gimmick , people catch on to its falsehoods and it goes away.


Gus spreads the snake oil like no other. He has the best shite on the market, his keeps getting get kids to play for him when he averages 3 losses a year.


LSU Patrick
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
His pockets are deep.


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idlewatcher
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
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his keeps getting get kids to play for him when he averages 3 losses a year.


Beating the unbeatable Bama tends to have it's perks


coachcrisp
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
not when you only do it once every NINE years!


Capo Losi
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
I follow stoic philosophy. The concepts of the obstacle is the way and the 4 virtues are a life changing way to think about things.

Thats all i have to add.
This post was edited on 1/27 at 3:51 pm


Harry Morgan
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re: Saban's Process is some deep shit
Still mad.


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