I am fortunate enough to live in a place where I am afforded tremendous resources from the coaching world. Recently I attended a presentation from a international soccer federation on how they are attempting to utilize modern technology to advance their youth programs. While the primary focus was on soccer and winter Olympic sports, there is alot of carry over all youth sport and development. They had a ton of great ideas with technology, but a question elicited some coaching fundamentals. Basically, if you don't trust and feel liked by your coach you don't perform to your top level. Inserting a child of the team owner, or head coach creates a logistical problem in forming those critical relationships. Does the assistant coach put him in X role because he is the best, or because a personal grudge or because who is sleeping with or eating dinner with on Sunday night. I thought Cody Hawkins was a good young man. I thought his presence created tensions on the field, in the coaching staff and most importantly in recruiting. In a perfect world, those tensions can be overcome and mitigated. I hope our coaching staff is able to do that. I believe this program is in a tough spot and there will be enough tensions without the introduction of un-necessary stress. Adding the son of the head coach is an un-necessary stress that I would have hoped George could have stopped. The financial aspect also causes me concern. It may be childish, but granting a $200,000 bonus over four years to the family of a coach is significant while you as an institution are also out asking us for donations for other things bothers me. It just isn't ideal, and was easily avoidable.