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WATCH: Texas RB Coach Anthony Johnson speaks on commitment

“The grind is worth it when you get a chance to win a championship.”

As the season approaches, Texas Longhorns coaches are speaking to the team in a series called "Longhorn Lessons."

Above, running backs coach Anthony Johnson gives his on the subject of commitment.

"There’s a difference between interest and commitment," he tells the team. "When you’re interested in doing something, you only do it when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to doing something, you accept no excuses, only results."

The quote is from management expert Kenneth Blanchard.

"When I read that, I kind of drew back to my time here," Johnson says. "When I came here, the team had one nine games and we were on the verge of turning this thing around. The one common denominator with those teams — it’s about being the best. And it’s about being the best at everything."

Johnson, who played at Texas from 2001 to 2005 and was previously the co-offensive coordinator at Toledo, tells the team it’s about the grind, showing up and working your hardest each and every day.

Despite a series of ankle injuries that never allowed Johnson to capitalize on the potential that he showed as a recruit, he became a student assistant and dedicated himself to studying the game in order to help his team. That year, the Longhorns won a national championship, and while the former running back wasn't able to be in uniform when Vince Young found the end zone on 4th and 5, he played his role in helping the 'Horns get there for VY to take over.

"The grind is worth it when you get a chance to win a championship," he says. "There’s no feeling like winning a championship."