Lehigh—Sunday Jan 24, 2021 18:29:31 GMT -5
Post by rgs318 on Jan 24, 2021 18:29:31 GMT -5
The message could well be that this is no longer "hands off." The coach has a directive to turn things around and to get the players to do it. Almost everyone, perhaps even TPTB, knew that meant a major turnover in players. There is already marked improvement in talent on this team. Last year's record was of no importance with all the changes underway. Did anyone "like" it? Of course not. That includes the players and the coaches themselves. I believe all that was lost has been more than replaced for this year and the future. The only loss that mattered was Pridgen and, from how he is playing, Gates more than makes jump for that.
There will be some who see whatever they want when they look at the play of this team...good or bad. As to "ignoring" what is going on...that is over. The mediocrity of recent years is over. Let's see how this group looks when everyone is fully on board (meaning Coulibaly) and able to fit in with teammates. There is no "Chinese fire drill" of exiting players (and whether or not it is PC, I find that description really offensive). Those who keep bringing up the portal again and again may bee trying to bring that about, but I don't see these players as planning to bail out any time soon. IMHO they have bought into the plans of the coaches and things will continue to improve through this year. Next year, assuming the pandemic is in our rear view mirror - and that is a BIG assumption - I believe we will have a competitive team that is talented and deep. Can I guarantee that, of courser not. It is just ione man's opinion. But, as a fan of Holy Cross, the whining about evaluating and getting rid of yet another coach well before he has any real chance to get the ship turned around is getting a bit tedious.
Stay well, all. Get your shots, continue to wear your masks, keep your social distance and stay well.