Ed Odeven Reporting

This column on Arizona Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun during preseason training camp in 2003.


By Ed Odeven/Odds and Evens column

July 31, 2003

Day in and day out, Dave McGinnis pours his heart and soul into his job. He has one goal, and only one goal, making the Arizona Cardinals a winning football team.

To call it a demanding job would be an understatement. NFL head coaches routinely work 16-hour days. It’s a job that certainly differs from his previous posts as the Cardinals defensive coordinator, the Chicago Bears’ linebackers coach and college coaching stints at Texas Christian, Missouri, Indiana State and Kansas State.

“(As a head coach) you are in charge of everything, when we’re going to eat, when we’re going to travel, what we’re going to do,” McGinnis said. “You are in charge of completely everything, not only the…

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