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Beware if your coach stops pushing you to improve

I loved being around my football coaches. One thing I learned is that when someone stops barking at you and giving their two cents—whether that be your coach or even your boss—you must start worrying as it is quite possible they no longer care. When that happens push yourself harder and through your efforts let your coach or boss know that YOU care.

Mike Utley played for the Detroit Lions until 1991 when he was paralyzed as a result of a play during a game. The mission of the Mike Utley Foundation is to financially support an effective function-restoring treatment for spinal cord injuries, to encourage through education that of adopting a rehabilitative lifestyle for the spinal cord injured and a public awareness of spinal cord injuries. For more information, please visit