Here in Beaumont, you might imagine this is being received a bit differently. Coach Knight was elevated to near-hero status for taking a stand. And no one from Lamar has stepped-in to "clarify" his remarks. Reliable word on the street has it that Coach Knight tried to handle the growing number of issues internally with game suspensions and decreased playing time, but to no effect. Lamar is within reach of it's first 20-win season since 1988. Rather than wait until after the end of the season and blame their collapse on a group of uncoachable seniors, he took the drastic step of calling them out publically while they still had a chance to save their season, it hopes that their pride would not allow them to go down without a fight. He probably could have and should have tempered his comments. But, most here feel they were well-timed and straight to the point. Considering the recent late-season collapses by THIS team, it was probably the right thing to do.
posted by tasenters at 08:23 AM on February 28
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