How does the Hurricane defense show up rock hard and ready to play every game and the offense limps around in a constant state of Erectile Dysfunction?
I’ve given it a lot of thought the last couple seasons. I believe it is the defense hates to loose more than the offense loves to win. The offense has sunk so low Shannon has to actually stick a defensive player next to an offensive player at every locker. Kind of like a personal lifeguard.
But some of these offensive guys were the best players in the country in high school only a little while ago. What happened? How can you deteriorate from the best high school player in the country, to less than an average division one player in less than three years? What goes on inside a players head to break his confidence in himself and his team?
How can you catch every ball thrown your way on Friday nights and manage to drop routine passes at the next level? What goes through your head as the ball is going through the air? When the ball clanks against your hands, and falls to the ground, do you begin to doubt yourself and your own ability.
And yes, I know all about the claims of poor coaching, the infamous cancer, failing to develop players and all the rest. All legitimate points. But if you were all everything in high school, it isn’t all coaching that brings you down to average in college.
It’s all in your head…isn’t it?
SolarCane for Canespace 2007