GatorHater24, on 10 May 2014 - 11:52 AM, said:
Probably why SC doesn't get elite QBs on a regular basis...... no doubt he would be a hell of a coach to learn under as a QB but who wants to be criticized publicly for any mistake you make or benched on a whim? He just doesn't seem to instill confidence nor to have his players back when needed. I will admit that I kind of wish Richt would be a tad more like this but Spurrier just takes it to the extreme it seems
That's part of the boy-to-man process of being a college athlete with pro aspirations; because if you don't have thick enough skin to handle some criticism from Spurs, you're in a whole helluva lot of trouble when you're playing in the NFL, where QB's are scrutinized constantly and mercilessly.
And Spurs' criticisms are usually constructive, but delivered with a bit of bite to those athletes who haven't responded to his mild-mannered suggestions. He and his staff have been trying to get that kid to play to his potential for 3 years with little success... I'm sure it's frustrating as a coach to see a dominant talent not dominate.