I’ve often wondered why coaches from this generation are so sensitive. They respond to accusations before they check them out, they jump all over the media for things that were said about their programs, and they get upset when the opposing team seems to run up the score. And in most cases, these accusations are not justified.
Two weeks ago, Bobby Petrino pointed his finger at Les Miles when it appeared that Les was running up the score by kicking a field goal at the end of the game in which LSU beat Arkansas 41-17. Running up the score was not the plan. Les simply wanted to get as many style points as he could so that he would still be in position to play for the national championship in the event that they would lose to Georgia the following week. At half time of that game, the reporter asked Bobby how he would keep his team together in the second half ufabet เข้าสู่ระบบทางเข้า given their fragile state in the past. Bobby took exception to this comment but the fact that Arkansas was blown out in the second half showed the legitimacy of the statement.
Last week, Clemson coach, Dabo Swinney was asked about a statement that Steve Spurrier supposedly made after the game with South Carolina. Spurrier was said to have made a comment that, “we might not be Alabama or LSU but at least we’re not Clemson. Instead of checking the statement out first, he went into a 4 minute response comparing his school to USC.
I have some theories as to why coaches are this way. When I was a kid, you only got a trophy when you won the championship but today, we give trophies to everyone on the team just for competing. Maybe that’s why, twenty years later, we are constantly expanding the playoffs to add more teams and why the younger coaches seem to be so sensitive to having the score run up on them, who knows?