Go tonight and watch a head coach - John Shulman- blame his team for all the mistakes that happen on the floor. The coach (es) are never at fault; it is always the players. The clock is ticking on a program that no longer can hide behind football.
Still waiting for Shulman to share any of the responsibility for the early start for his team. Maybe the countdown should begin now - 4 games and it is all about poor player performance- and wait for Shulman to accept his responsibility for leading his team. Tennis balls are bouncing.
Be interesting if he leaves any of his new recruits in long enough to determine whether they are able to lift the team. Watch the long faces on the UTC bench tonight and all will see the inspirational tone that Shulman sets for the team. And be prepared for his post- game blame routine that it is all about the team not performing; coaches must be doing everything right. Must feel good to know that failure does not rest on the Shulman shoulders. And he is right, the diminishing number of fans do not watch practice; fans see his practice performance live and it costs money.
Wouldn't it be great if Shulman was as willing as Russ Huesman to take at least a small part of the credit for the poor performance by his team. After the football Mocs lost Saturday 28-27, Huesman stated that responsibility for the loss rested with the coaches. Shulam, on the other hand, wants to blame the poor show by the UTC basketball team on "Shulman not feeling well" or lack of desire by his players. At some point, the guidance or lack there of by the coach factors into the performance of the team. But one should not expect Shulman to change his mantra because true to form, he blames his team when things go awry. Keep it up and remember that at the end of another disappointing season as you are trying to blame. Your team when you are looking for a new job. UTC may be looking for a tennis coach so bargain smartly.
Like father like son?
Time to ask Shulman to take some credit or blame for poor performance. The football coach does but Shulman never has. Ask him o answer this: your team is pulling ahead in the opening minutes and you decide to pull all of the starters. Your next 5 let Kennesaw State back in the game. You insert the original 5 and they do not play up to par again. Could it be that the coach send a signal to his team, when he pulled them, that the game was going to be easy and was unable to re-ignite the fire? Of course, Shulman never talks about his choices; he always blames his team. Sisgns of another long season with his same goal - get to the SoCon turkey and try to win. The clock is ticking and hopefully on more than playing for the tourney one more time.