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Coaches need to treat players better


I was disappointed to see how some of the coaches were talking to the U football players during practice on the Kearns McCarthy field.

One of the small, skinny coaches (obviously a player who never made it) yelled at the players until he was hoarse. That should have been his first clue that the players weren’t listening to him-he had to yell so much to get their attention that he made himself hoarse.

Another small, skinny coach yelled obscenities at one of the players and even smacked the player on the back of his head.

Yelling obscenities and hitting people is not the way to motivate anyone. Many of those football players are doing academically well at the U and some of the seniors have done well for four years-they are professionals and self-motivated. They deserve better coaches than the ones that have so little respect for them that they would humiliate them and hit them.

If we win games this coming season, it will be in spite of those skinny, foul-mouthed coaches who didn’t make it in the football world and became coaches instead.

If we lose football games this coming season, it will be because of the coaches.

It has been said that the only way to teach is by example. The coaches on the U football field need to raise their standards for themselves.

D.L. WeeksStaff

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