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October/November 2011

October/November 2011


Your Take – Today’s Football Coach

by: Mike Lopresti
National Columnist for Gannett and USA Today
© October/November 2011

You are a college football coach.

Some days, you might as well be a flag waving in the wind, for all the control you possess over your fate. You have season plans, practice plans, game plans. You have a system and a strategy, tested both with time and toil. Every hope and dream are in place.

But then the tailback goes down with a torn ACL, and your world changes. The phone rings in the middle of the night, and your world changes. One of your key players acts like the teenager he is, in the company of strangers – or even worse in 2011, in the company of strangers with cell phone cameras – and your world changes. 

We on the outside might never have a full grasp of the intricacies of your game. What this X means, what that O doesn’t. But it seems to me, what we ought to appreciate is the uncertainty of ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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