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Am I guilty of heresy or blasphemy?

What is wrong with you? By all accounts, Coach Tiffany is a fine man and a great human being as are the entire staff. I am not accusing him of cheating, or abusing the players, or evil intent. I am not suggesting that he is unintelligent or stupid or an egomaniac.
What I AM suggesting is that any single "system" that does not employ multiple tactics to address different game situations is suboptimal and unlikely to succeed.
I AM suggesting that when you ask a group of players to buy into a novel, unproven "system," particularly one that requires elevated levels of conditioning, work, and sacrifice, you risk losing the team if that "system" does not produce the promised results when the players do their part. It is EXTREMELY dangerous.
Look at the Phila Eagles under Chip Kelly. Same strategy, same promises. "We will out condition our opponents and run them into the ground." "85 offensive plays a game." Players, by all accounts, bought in. Initial great success, then opponents adapted, the bottom dropped out, players quit.
NCAA Lacrosse Players have a maximum of a 4 year window of eligibility.
Comments on this board seem to suggest that all will be well once Coach Tiffany gets 3 or 4 recruiting years under his belt so that he has time to flush out the previous recruits who do not fit the "system." I disagree with that.
I am intently interested in systems particularly as they are implemented in the worlds of economics, sports, the military, and business. There are patterns that continuously repeat themselves. Rule NUMBER ONE is that no successful system maintains long term hegemony and the length of its dominance is directly proportional to its flexibility and the number of situational adaptations designed into it. Systems that are designed to do one thing and do it better than anyone else are on borrowed time.
My greatest hope it to be proven wrong. I will support UVA lacrosse no matter what.

(In response to this post by malkmus)

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 11:25PM


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  Those times, and those teams have nothing to do with -- GreenBottleNight 10/09/2017 12:03AM
  The whole can't know anything if you did not play in college -- GreenBottleNight 10/11/2017 5:24PM
  It is neither entitlement nor arrogance. -- vonmisian 10/09/2017 4:41PM
  Am I guilty of heresy or blasphemy? -- vonmisian 10/09/2017 11:25PM
  The "system" -- malkmus 10/10/2017 03:10AM
  ??? -- vonmisian 10/10/2017 08:25AM
  Re: ??? -- Straightshooter 10/10/2017 12:24PM
  Re: ??? -- rocket 10/10/2017 11:14AM
  Learning curve. -- TransparentHoo 10/10/2017 3:52PM
  Sure - but its not like Brown is chump change -- malkmus 10/10/2017 6:51PM

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