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Completely agree. Nothing about his performance, attitude, or effort so far suggests complacency or taking the job for granted.
Edit: Meant to quote Omar.
This post was edited by MisterNiceGuy 12 months ago
Can you imagine if there were message boards during Gary's early years?
Bill Self says this type of stuff all the time - it has no affect on anything.
I'm fine with it. Turge is honest with the media. No filter. We knew that going in and it's absolutely something I respect about him.
I agree with the OP. Turgeon is a public figure and the leader of a program, and he has to be sensitive to that. Leaders don't run down their subordinates; adults don't criticize kids publicly. He could have said "I am exhausted after a long season" without going on about how hard the guys are to coach. Even if it is true, he makes himself look bad by shifting blame to his players.
That said, I think the players are inured to it, and most fans don't notice, so the effect is minimal.
I do believe he had said that had he known the extent of the sanctions, he would not have come. Not sure of the timing when that statment.
Anyway, I love Turgeon's honesty. It is a hard job. The money has nothing to do with it. Win or lose, I love sitting in Comcast after the games and listening to Turgeon's presser. At times his honesty is laugh out loud funny. He calls it as he sees it.
I actually like these comments. I just have to think that NOBODY is this cocky about his ability to do anything without actually being good at that thing. He is SO cocky about his coaching ability. He has to be great.
Turge is a good man. He shows loyalty and doesn't forget where he came from. The best we can do as a fan base is to support him and hope that his tireless effort yields results. Our fan base can be fickle at times, and I am not sure he was ready for this. As others has said, his blunt honesty is just who he is, we knew this from day one.
“I want to know God's thoughts - the rest are mere details.”
― Albert Einstein
the song from dr evil in the movie
kickin' the tires
Gary did say that he would not have come had he knew the extent of the NCAA punishment, but in a conversation I had with him after he'd been here several years, he credited another Williams (Walt) in making the damage of the penalties much less ownerous. So he changed his mind.
I hope, like we all do, Mark Turgeon's efforts show results, and I know these improvements do not occur overnight, but I posted the article because I thought it interesting behavior.
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