Post by coachd5085 on Aug 14, 2016 16:16:47 GMT -6
I could not disagree more. That is most certainly NOT how that the institutions we are talking about portray their head coaches. While I understand what you are saying (you are putting the reality of the situation on the table) the fact that the schools and the coaches THEMSELVES portray the coaches as part of the educational process, and as leaders/mentors/counselors and in some cases father figures is very hypocritical and gives validity to klaby 's frustrations.
Ultimately what klaby is frustrated with is something that I have often said is the dirty little secret of college athletics that nobody discusses for fear of the quagmire of issues and heat that will fall on them : the "money" sports of college football and basketball are populated with entirely too many athletes who in no way, shape, or form belong in a university setting. They do not have the tools to nor in many cases the DESIRE to function in this environment. Obviously not every player can be FSU's Myron Rolle or Princeton's Bill Bradley, but having coached at two Div 1 (FCS) institutions the difference between the athletes participating in basketball/football and other sports are accurate to the stereotype.
I also think that is why high school football coaches really shouldn't pay attention to what big-time colleges (and I think the JUCO in this documentary is a big-time college) are doing because the situations are completely different. At a big-time football factory, the coaches are only going to win championships by recruiting better talent than the competition. As I wrote earlier, that means the coaches are going to have to tolerate players with questionable character. In a high school, the coaches are not going to have anywhere near the number of head cases and egomaniacs. Maybe an occasional kid. But not a locker room full of them. And, as several others have pointed out, we only saw the real extreme kids on the EMCC team. My guess is that a lot of those kids are pretty boring (they go to class and are coachable) and didn't get any screen time as a result.
You bring up Bob Ladouceur from De La Salle. If he would have been the HFC at EMCC and coached the same way he did at De La Salle, do you think he would have been as successful (in wins and championships) as Buddy Stephens? If Ladouceur's approach (which, according to you, is "not putting up with that kind of crap") is so effective, then why don't all big-time college and professional programs use it?
The question you pose is at the heart of klaby 's frustrations. He, as a LEO is understandably upset since many of his encounters with individuals are less than desirable.
When discussing the accountability of LEOs keep that in mind. They are human. I think it is astounding how easily everyone (not you specifically) DEMANDS perfection from LEOs who make $35,00-$50,000 and work in a more stressful environment and make more split second decisions than a surgeon. Talk about accountablility...according to Dr. Barbara Starfield of Johns Hopkins there are approximately 225,000 deaths a year attributable to iatrogenic (relating to illness caused by medical exam or treatment) causes.