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CU Staff's willing to take responsibility

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by 1989Buff, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. 1989Buff

    1989Buff Active Member

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    Was anyone else impressed by how this current staff seems willing to accept responsibility (even at times when it may not be their fault) for bad things that happen on the field? HCMM has done this a lot since the game (taking responsibility for the ST issues, etc.) But I just read our special teams coach's comments about them...and wow...how refreshing!
    http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=209249794

    “If that game had not gone our way, there’s no doubt in my mind as to what would have caused it – there’s no doubt in anybody’s mind,” Neinas said following a Tuesday morning practice that, yes, included work on both punt and kick coverage."

    and this

    "Neinas, however, said CSU made early adjustments in its return games and he didn’t match those fixes: “I didn’t do a good job helping them understand exactly what their assignment was. We got in the game and saw something we had not prepared for, I didn’t adjust well and they (Buffs) had a hard time with what they saw.”

    In addition to taking responsibility, I love how the coaches get very specific and detailed about what problems are, and what needs to be done to fix things (and they don't insult our intelligence with vague cliches the way Hawkins did...).

    Loving this staff...breath of fresh air in so many ways...
     
  2. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    I love the specificity of this staff...not Hawk-speak and not deer-in-the-headlights JE. They are breath of fresh air!
     
  3. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    These coaches are still in a honeymoon period, plus they won the game. It's a hell of a lot harder to make statements like this in year 3 when you just lost to Arizona to go 2-8, but yes they are saying the right things so far.
     
  4. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Hey man, stop harshing our buzz. We've sucked for sooooooo long, let us have our honeymoon!!!! :lol:
     
  5. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    The accountability is more than just a honeymoon thing I think. I think its just the way Coach Mac was raised. He takes responsibility for his team. He has even said he personally believes losses come from a coaching staff not adequately preparing their players for the game. Obviously kids will make mistakes and give up plays, but could those plays have been prevented from by better coaching kind of mentality.
     
  6. sackman

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    To the bolded: Absolutely. I remember when Hawkins was asked about what needed to be corrected. His response was always something like "Well, we need to work on a couple little things, we're really close, it's just going to take a little work on a couple things here and there." What a load of horse****. It was like he really had no idea exactly what needed to be done. Which, in retrospect, was probably the case. He couldn't address specifics because he had no idea what actually needed to be done.
     
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    Don't find too many here giving them a "honeymoon". Indeed, quite the opposite! Far too many "WAC coachs" or Thas' just coach-speak.."comments and butt-monkey "Yeah, but..." remarks; especially about recruiting.

    Yet what you saw Sunday, irrespective of results was true organization, knowledge and recognition on the part of virtually all of the team. The contrast between this CU team and that of the past three regimes was striking. (Yes, I am throwing GB in with DH and WB ! GB's teams could never muster enthusiasm for the first couple of games, ala CSU and Fresno St losses, which cost the Buffs dearly.)
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's a sign of good leadership.

    Even if a plan's not perfect (it almost never is), just having people in positions of leadership who confidently identify a problem, coherently communicate a solution, and then direct the steps to implement that solution will lead to much higher levels of motivation and confidence in those working for and around them.

    No blame games. No excuses. Accountability. Leadership.

    I'm always ok with a manager coming to me and saying, "I ****ed up. Here are the reasons things didn't work and these are the steps I am going to take to get this fixed."
     
  9. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Lack of accountability in this program goes back further than Halk. Barney was no great shakes about it, and Skippy was even worse. I don't recall a coach taking responsibility for a loss since I don't know when. I certainly don't recall Mac doing it after Osborne thoroughly out-coached him in Lincoln in 94.
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Good comments, but Neinas better figure out how to make the necessary adjustments going forth.
     
  11. PhillyBuff

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    All this crap is rhetoric...... Football is a zero sum game where there is a winner and a loser.... The mentality that "we are always improving" is just false. If the "always improving" were true.... then every team would eventually be 12-0. A team wins and loses with a combination of good coaching, good execution, and what the other team does. Its that simple. All of the coaches comments are clichés that don't mean much. Our team can have a bad day and lose, or our team can have a great day and win..... THAT IS WHY YOU PLAY THE GAME- Stu Berman
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Always have your eyes on the goal, but you have to focus on the process. There is a ton that goes into building and then maintaining a winning culture. I like hearing about that part of it.
     
  13. Alfred91

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    Yeah, not so sure if I agree with that. If you're a perennial MNC contender, then maybe you can focus on it being a zero sum game. But if you're a struggling program, focusing on improving is relevant. If you play ****ty and beat an even ****tier team, but then play awesome but lose to say Oregon, it's not only relevant but important to stakeholders that they know that losing to Oregon is not a devastating blow to your program, nor is beating a terrible team a major boost.
     
  14. PhillyBuff

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    That is true.... a coach focusing on improving when you know you are not elite.... I agree with you. My comment is a bit too generic or teams that are contenders...
     

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