This is what I couldn’t get over under Tommy Bowden. I get that sometimes you’re going to lose games, even ones you shouldn’t, but I could never get over the fact that they came our with no intensity. If you play hard and lose, it happens, but there is not excuse for coming out the way they did in some big games.
I couldn’t agree more. When Bowden first showed up, you couldn’t find someone more excited then myself. However, it became quickly apparent that the team lacked intensity. When Bowden was on his game and prepared, I would put him up against any coach in the country, but when he would inexplicably take games off, the team would tank as a result. Groups take on the persona of their leaders, & to watch him look beaten and despondent on the sidelines killed me…& then it killed the team when you’d see them give up on the field.
Agreed. I knew we were done whenever I saw that folder tucked into the front of his pants and then him taking a knee 30 yards down the sideline.