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  • Wednesday, August 03, 2022 9:00 AM
    Message # 12871756

    Before we point and laugh, remember that it can happen anywhere -- and I'm fairly certain some of what is reported has happened here at Omaha.

    That said, if there is any truth to what is being reported at Michigan: the university must be judicious, and let Pearson go. We need to rid the sports world of these relics, these coaches who think they are beyond the rules -- bigger than anything else.

    Times have changed. Player attitudes have changed. Unfortunately, coaching attitudes have not (in most cases).

    I've said it before, I'll say it again: You simply cannot push the modern athlete in the same manner you could 20, 30, 40 years ago. 'Rub some dirt on it...,' 'toughen up...,' and other mental games don't fly anymore.

    That's actually a good thing. It takes coaches from being managers and instructors, and makes them teachers. And that's where the focus should be.

    We have recently seen coaches lose their jobs over their attitudes and techniques at all levels in all sports (and it's not limited to sports).

    Urban Meyer, Larry Eustachy, Marc Crawford, Bill Peters, Bela and Marta Karolyi... that's a select few who have hit the headlines. There are others who haven't... yet.

    Coaches have needed to change their methods for a long time. Some have (though, they're still in danger of fallout from past transgressions). Others are still going to be outed.

    This narrative is not anywhere near done.

    Last modified: Wednesday, August 03, 2022 9:01 AM | Anonymous member
  • Thursday, August 04, 2022 7:21 AM
    Reply # 12872818 on 12871756

    I agree that these are much different times and the old woody hayes method of coaching is not acceptable in todays climate (heck half the kids these days don't even know who that is)

    I'm old so I'm biased but even I have trouble adjusting to todays hyper sensitive climate.   

    one thing is certain:  Lying on the contract tracing forms is a very very bad look.

  • Thursday, August 04, 2022 11:29 AM
    Reply # 12873248 on 12871756

    Well, I’m betting I’m the oldest on this board, agree with Quinn on having trouble with hypersensitive youngsters, and ALSO with portals (allowing more than one transfer for anything other than academic reasons), and, NIL. Massive shifts in the environment of the sports we love, lacking the controls we need. On coaching, the sport REQUIRES winners and that is what feeds abuse from the other side. Win at all costs or you’re done. Not saying that is in play here, but what of Pearson at MSU? Anything from the past, or just the past two in over his head (maybe) COVID years? Just thoughts, not opinion…

  • Thursday, August 04, 2022 8:10 PM
    Reply # 12873948 on 12871756

    I think we all know where I stand on transfer and the portal.

    And I also think players are getting soft.

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