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I am very concerned with the mental attitude.

Here is my concern:
Coach Tiffany was brought in with a significant amount of hype. The mantra in a nutshell was that: "Trust me, we have the players, they just need to totally buy into the run and gun "System" and the results will come." "We will be the hardest working, best conditioned team and our opponents who have not trained at our pace, will wilt at the end of games." Sounds good. Fair enough, the players bought into the plan, followed orders, worked like demons, but the promised outcomes failed to materialize. It was UVA that was gassed at the end of games and then the team was told that its season was essentially over with 2 games left.
How will 18 to 21 year olds react to the failure of the "System" to produce those promised results? Has doubt now been introduced? Will the team question the wisdom or viability of the miracle "System?" Can they be convinced to put in that level of effort again?
Just as worrisome is the possibility that the Coaching staff fails to recognize that it was not for lack of the right "type" of players that the results became worse as the season progressed. It is incontrovertible that opponents quickly and easily adapted to the tactics employed in the "System."
Every single ACC team has a stable of thoroughbreds that you will not be able to run into the ground. In fact, employing the "System" creates a situation where opponents only need exert that kind of energy once a season while UVA must do it every game with the inherent injury risks that consistently playing at that pace engenders.

(In response to this post by GreenBottleNight)

Posted: 08/30/2017 at 10:16PM


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Doomsday Scenario -- HOOLAXFAN 08/30/2017 11:16AM
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  Re: I don't think he will -- TransparentHoo 09/02/2017 10:50AM
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  Re: I don't think he will -- rocket 09/02/2017 11:05AM
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  I am going glass half full -- GreenBottleNight 08/30/2017 12:37PM
  I am very concerned with the mental attitude. -- vonmisian 08/30/2017 10:16PM
  Re: I am very concerned with the mental attitude. -- GreenBottleNight 08/30/2017 11:24PM
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