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Longhorn Lessons: Texas DB Coach Clay Jennings speaks on accountability

“Every day when you come out, are you giving your all for the greater good? Are you putting yourself aside and thinking about everybody else?”

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The next edition of the "Longhorn Lessons" series comes from Texas Longhorns defensive backs coach Clay Jennings, who is in his first year after moving over from the Arkansas Razorbacks in the offseason.

Jennings speaks to the team on the subject of accountability.

"Accountability requires humility," he says.

Jennings recently read a book, "The Ideal Team Player," which talks about three things: Humility, hunger, and being smart.

"On their own, they are three great ideas," Jennings says. "But not one of them by themselves is strong."

The three must be combined. Humility is required to work for the greater cause. Hunger is needed to ensure that not only you but the guy next to you is on his game at all times. Smarts make sure everyone within the program can get it done.

"Think to yourself, are you an ideal team player?" Jennings asks. "Every day when you come out, are you giving your all for the greater good? Are you putting yourself aside and thinking about everybody else?

"Can you encourage one another, not only with your words, but also your actions? And can we be hungry enough to put our best foot forward in every aspect of our lives. Thank you."