Georgia State coach Bill Curry began his weekly press conference by delving into the psyches of those involved or affected by the team’s five-game losing streak.
“Where we are in this challenge is very demanding. Basically, there are three kinds of people involved (summarizing):”
1. Fellowship of the miserable, who point out all the negatives. I’m not talking about media, I’m talking about people in and around the team.
2. Those who go silent because they don’t know what to say. I don’t blame either group for that.
3. The encouragers. Encouraging the positive results you see without having an immature group of people think we’re doing ok. Well we are aren’t ok and won’t be OK until we play a complete game this year.
“We’re working hard to stay positive with our team and encourage the good things that are happening but make it very clear that there are certain things that are unacceptable and that we aren’t anywhere close to where we need to be overall. We continue to work, and I am really pleased that the effort continues to be encouraging, the enthusiasm on the practice field is genuine, and the performances are improving on the field. We will get to where we learn to win again.”
Curry is always interesting, but I found that to be particularly intriguing because it shed a little bit of light on the pressures that he, the coaching staff and the team may be feeling. And, in an honorable way, he sort of called out those who aren’t satisfied for what he perceives to be the wrong reasons because they aren’t helping.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow me on twitter @ajcgsu.