It could be coincidence, sure. It’s not as if Auburn folk are the only ones who think giving a 110 percent is the way to achieve greatness or anything. The university doesn’t hold a copyright on clear thinking.
But when a professional football player opts for the expression “sound mind” (around the 4:30 mark) when encouraging high school football skill position standouts to bring the right attitude into an elites-only training session, and ends practice with a huddle-up “1,2,3, HARD WORK” (around the 5:30 mark) there’s probably a decent chance they played their college ball for the Tigers and regularly practiced and rehabbed and walked through facilities bearing and blaring those words.
So yes, we’ll say it: The Blessed Individual, judging by the first episode of this all-access Huddle Up thing Under Armour is doing with him, is using his All-Star Elite Camps to spread the specifically-worded gospel of the Auburn Creed. (Can’t see the video? Try here.)
It’s just another reason we believe in the new face of Drakkar Essence. And love him.
Related: Cam Newton ‘War Eagles’ in his Sunday Night Football bio.
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Josh Dowdy says
I’m definitely with you on “sound mind.” That’s not a term you hear every day. He used that because of his exposure to the Creed.
We cannot, however—just from this video—connect “hard work” and “sound mind” to identify clear dependence. “Hard work” is just too common. It’s not as if he said “work, hard work.”
But more important is just that he doesn’t use the terms in the video in a way that let’s us connect the two uses.
Nonetheless, “sound mind” isn’t coincidence. That’s Cam speaking from the Creed.
War Eagle, Cam!