Aug. 30, 2004
Go behind the scenes and learn how the Athletic Department staff prepares for the 2004 football season. Each week, Cardinal Commitment will feature a different member of the staff that will discus his/her role with the football program. Mike Gleeson (Video Director) is this week's guest.
Mike Gleeson, Video Director
CC: What are you doing on a daily basis to prepare for the start of the 2004 season?
I am in charge of video preparations for the coaching staff. This entails setting up meeting rooms for the staff and players, video taping drills at practice for self review and analysis, creating video tendencies of San Jose State for the coaches, and much more.
CC: What is your most important job on game day?
MG: The most important job I have on game day is simply videotaping the entire contest. I have to edit every aspect of the game -- offense, defense and special teams. My next step after the game is to make it available to the coaching staff on the video network. In addition, I ship the video of the game to our next opponent. To say the least, game days are very busy.
CC: If you could tell the average fan one thing about Stanford Football that they may not know, what would that be?
MG: The couch in the back of my office is my most valuable piece of equipment. As a result of working 24-hour days once or twice a week, anyone would find it invaluable!
CC: What is your most memorable Stanford Football experience?
MG: Beating Oregon at Oregon in 2001. The silence was deafening after the final gun sounded.
CC: What is your Stanford Football goal?
MG: To never keep the coaches waiting for what they need to prepare for the next opponent.
CC: What do you want to achieve this season?
MG: A season that we all can be proud of.
CC: What do you want the team to achieve this season?
MG: See above!
CC: What does "Cardinal Commitment" mean to you?
MG: It means loving my job and doing whatever it takes to get the job done professionally and with a great sense of pride.