Have there been any complaints about his lack of “communication skills” up until this point? The man has been at X for 12 years now, and this is 1st time I’ve ever head anyone complain about his “coach speak”. ALL coaches use “coach speak” from time to time, especially when talking with the press. There are plenty of HOF coaches that almost never gave the press any solid information and weren’t very open with them.ChitownSteve wrote: ↑Wed May 19, 2021 12:48 amIs it nitpicking? Communication is pivotal to leadership at all levels, even more so for coaches.kyzrex wrote: ↑Tue May 18, 2021 7:18 pm
Now THATS a legitimate point. Complaining about how he said it is just nitpicking.
But they certainly DID have better ball movement last year than the prior year where Naji had the ball in his hands and it was one on one BB most of the time. It wasn’t great last year, but it was better.
The players of today tune out coach-speak when they know the coach is over matched on the sideline.
Jumping on him for a reporter writing that he used the word “gonna” a few times in conversation about the team, during the off-season at that, seems to me to be just something to nit-pic about. I’m pretty sure that if X was coming off of a really good season with a couple of NCAA wins under its belt, nobody would have paid attention to this at all.
To me this is just some people LOOKING for a NEW reason to criticize someone that they already don’t like.
There are plenty of legitimate reasons to be unhappy with the coaching over the last few years, but this isn’t one of them.