Coaching controversies are tough on everybody.
If the emotional swings of the past week have taken a toll on University of Louisville football fans, one can only imagine how coaches and players have been affected. Coaches distracted by how long they will be around, players concerned about still another possible transition.
More often as not, one’s emotional temprament has a direct effect on a person’s physical readiness. Extra motivation is required to make up the difference. Whether those motivational factors are available poses some issues:
- Up to now, coach Steve Kragthorpe has proven to be less than a master motivator.
- Will the possibility of losing their coach be an adrenaline pumper or drainer?
- Southern Mississippi has been good rival but plays at a lower level of competition. That motivates them rather than Louisville.
- The fan base is emotionally wrought, first believing major change was coming only to be jolted by the reality of more uncertainty during the last seven days.
Take some aspirin or whatever it takes to get you going, enjoy the tailgating, and remember how much you love football before heading out to Papa John’s. This particular game is going to be a trying experience.