Editor’s note: Again this week, a guest author has his hackles up. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of Card Game, especially as they may relate to the defensive staff.
By Tom Stosberg
I am told that there is a sign in the Trinity locker room that says, “The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.” I am not sure that such a sign truly exists.
In any case, such a sign needs to exist SOON in the U of L football locker room. I said soon.
Losing not one but four very winnable games, is nothing less than lack of preparation, both mental and physical. The cheerleaders, marching band and Lady Birds are not responsible for preparing the team. Neither are the team managers, office assistants, video editors or medical staff.
The coaches, the guys making the big bucks, are the ones responsible for preparing our football players and as of this point in time, they appear to be collecting paychecks under false pretenses.
Obviously the current University of Louisville football coaches are counting on the fans to wait 6, 8, maybe 10 years for another fairly decent team to magically appear.
It is this simple, gentlemen, if you don’t know how to teach, lead and motivate college football players, some of whom are exceptionally gifted, perhaps it is now time for several of you to investigate some other means of livelihood. Simply admit to yourselves that you do not have the talent or ability to impart your vast wealth of football knowledge to 18 to 21 year old athletes and go do something else.
If you can’t win winnable games please explain to me why you haven’t already cleaned out your desks? Why are you still here? The coaches keep crying that they can’t find any leaders. Leadership begins with the coaching staff and this group is a sorry lot in that regard.
I hope this really ticks off the coaches. They’re not nearly as ticked off as U of L fans are.