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Username Post: Thoughts        (Topic#537)
sparman 
Masters Student
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
Re: Thoughts
02-03-05 02:31 PM - Post#2899    
    In response to BRHPr91

I disagree regarding Tierney's behavior, at least as regards conduct directed at referees. I'm not saying I object to arguments or voicing strong opinions, but if you watch the games you see someone who complains so loudly and so often he either doesn't seem to have an awareness of his actions, or to care. He's not alone in this among the lacrosse coaching fraternity, but that doesn't make it more palatable to me. Overall I think he's excellent but IMO it's just as important for a coach to set a good example in handling adversity on the field as it is to push players to do their best.

There's a difference between being a demanding coach and being out of control. I'm sure there were many Indiana fans who made the same argument regarding Knight when he was let go and were unable or unwilling to see this distinction because he won. Again, I'm not saying Scott or Tierney fall into the same camp as Knight, but I think it's important to recognize inappropriate conduct when it occurs, whether you're winning or not, and regardless of where your allegiances lie.

 
SFlaQuaker 
Postdoc
Posts: 2427

Reg: 11-21-04
Re: Thoughts
02-03-05 02:38 PM - Post#2900    
    In response to sparman

Has anyone gone to a Penn women's game this year?? Coach Knapp is quite entertaining to watch....

 
Old Bear 
Postdoc
Posts: 3583

Reg: 11-23-04
Re: Thoughts
02-03-05 03:30 PM - Post#2901    
    In response to SFlaQuaker

Scott (and Tierney, for that matter) are sounding a lot like Glen Miller in terms of both intensity and ref treatment. This seems to have made Miller particularly offensive to many of the Penn posters to this board. This might indear Joe Scott to many of us.

 
Warrior 
newbie
Posts: 49

Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Reg: 11-22-04
Re: Thoughts
02-03-05 03:51 PM - Post#2902    
    In response to Old Bear

Sure. Especially if you can make it a habit of owning him...

 
BRHPr91 
goober
Posts: 75
BRHPr91
Loc: Rochester, NY
Reg: 11-21-04
Re: Thoughts
02-03-05 06:38 PM - Post#2903    
    In response to sparman

Quote:

I disagree regarding Tierney's behavior, at least as regards conduct directed at referees. I'm not saying I object to arguments or voicing strong opinions, but if you watch the games you see someone who complains so loudly and so often he either doesn't seem to have an awareness of his actions, or to care. He's not alone in this among the lacrosse coaching fraternity, but that doesn't make it more palatable to me. Overall I think he's excellent but IMO it's just as important for a coach to set a good example in handling adversity on the field as it is to push players to do their best.



Personally, I'm more concerned with whether a coach (in any sport) engages in questionable recruiting practices and/or turns a blind eye to steroid use among his players than I am with whether a coach appears likely to burst a blood vessel on the sidelines (so long as said coach doesn't physically assault his players or the referees, as Knight did).

I'm not saying any coaches in any sport in the league have done that, but I think it's important to recognize such inappropriate conduct when it occurs, whether you're winning or not, and regardless of where your allegiances lie...
The fans may or may not like a lot of passing, but I know they don't like losing. -- Pete Carril


 
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