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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19513.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19513

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1992 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 24, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19513.

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Title Houstonian 1992
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Title Sports
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Transcript Coach Jenkins keeps FOCUS i n the glass walled football department office, red streamers hung and photos of past football teams dotted the walls. Plants hung from the ceiling and the practice field could be veiwed out the windows. Next to the door to Coach Jenkins' office hung a large photo of the Aloha Bowl team of 1988. Jenkins' office remained closed to all but a hand selected few, keeping his football plays, but not his philosophies, a secret. He was dedicated to developing well rounded men through football. He emphasised the performance of his players both on and off the field. It was important that his players were not only hard-hitting on the football field, on his players, game field, as a team member, a student, and a member of the community. Glen Cope, executive assistant to Jenkins said/The players need attention. Unlike other head coaches, 'Jinks' works closely with the players. Jenks keeps the focus on graduation and follows the academic progress of the players. He stresses the importance of developing productive people who are able to tackle a profession/' Cope said. "Glen organizes my day so I can better utilize my time. He is one of the many people who help put 1 the team on the field." (It was also Cope's idea to sound off the air raid siren for every point the Coog's photo by Thomas Nguyen SCOre.) they hit the books hard as well. Jenkins replaced Jack Pardee, who became head coach of the Houston Oilers, in 1990. "I was elevated to the position of head coach because of my Run and Shoot offense, however, it's important for me to keep in touch with the players," Jenkins said. "Not every player is an AU-Ameri- can or a Heisman Trophy winner," Jenkins said. "As head coach, my main concern is that these young men have opportunities and options outside of football." When Jenkins became head coach, the athletic acedemic department was loosely run. He put together a support team coordinating the academic career of the players with that of their football careers. "We have morning and evening study hours, and class attendance is carefully monitored," Jenkins said. The athletes had a big responsibility both on and off the Jenkins said, "I start my day at 5 a.m. organizing my work, at 5:30,1 meet with the graduate and student assistants." He discusses with the assistant coordinator about the student athletes' standings, and then forces the players to get up for the team's seven o'clock meeting.'Tts not unusual for me to spend 18 hours a day working," he said. "I received many phone calls from schools and organizations requesting personal appearances by members of the team, so I organized the Second Effort Organization," Jenkins said. The entire football team did voluntary community service for Jenkins' group. They made speeches, visited many area schools, and worked the crowd at the Ronald McDonald House, Texas Children's Hospital and other institutions. At 23, he wrote a book on football techniques titled, Into the Open Field. He has been asked repeatedly to write another book on offense, but he was not interested. He said, "I love writing, but I will leave it for my retirement." "I will write when I retire. Now I am interested in training young men." Using the formation of Glen Ellison's 'lonesome polecat' offense Jenkins developed the 'run and shoot', or as he has modified it, the Multiple Adjusting Passing Offense (MAPO), it utilized four wide receivers and one running back, different from the 'normal' set up of two wide receivers and two or more running backs. Jenkins describes, "It is opposite of 'the old school' theory of establishing a running game first and then the passing game. "Some of the old cliches are thrown out with the Run and Shoot offense, 'You can't win consistently and throw the ball/ or 'time of possession is what leads to victory/ We have proved that run and shoot works," Jenkins said. Jenkins said, "There is much talk about defending against the run and shoot offense. On paper I don't see much to worry about. We can face a team with a strong defense one week and win, then lose the following week. One dominating athlete can make all the difference. Our own execution is what's important." -Merrill Baum Sports