Really interesting to think about the development of coaches and the demands of different level programs. For example, it's possible that coaches have success at mid-major programs by having a good system (and being a good teacher of that system) that maximizes the talent of lower ranked college players... possibly with less ego management and fewer NBA dreams to deal with. Top level programs though have higher recruiting expectations, prospects have NBA aspirations and one player can have an outsize effect on the team. So now it's less about your system and more about creating something that puts your star(s) in the best position for them to be successful, all while managing the egos of some of the top athletes in the country. Some people can adapt to the new expectations and grow into the role and other people can't. It's like they say the founders of successful startups don't often make good CEOs of successful startups. Different skillset entirely. I also think this is why Brad Stevens is struggling this year. Great system coach, not great superstar coach (at least right now).
Yuuuuuuup. Couldn't agree more, He hasn't "earned" the starting job just by being here the longest. That's not how any team at the top level of any sport should operate. He'll have a chance to earn the job in practice before the season if he sticks around.
Man, he REALLY bailed the QB out on that second one.
Best I could do, unfortunately. And it was tough to find a picture of Tate in high quality with the right facial expression.
It's never good when you're campaigning in the media to keep your job. I really hope Day doesn't have new HC jitters and just takes the step of jettisoning some of these underperforming coaches.
You had the same amount of losses as OSU, with a worse schedule and not as impressive wins.Yeah, that about sums it up.