Coach Cal on the loss

Drew Franklinover 6 years


Aritcle written by:Drew FranklinDrew Franklin


Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 12.17.11 AM Coach Cal wanted 40-0. He never came out and said it -- at least this season -- but he wanted to do it because everyone says it can't be done. Tonight he fell just shy of perfection, but his postgame comments about the run were positive. His only concern right now is the young men in his locker room.
I've been doing this so long, I've had some tough losses and some unbelievable wins at the buzzers. It's all part of this. My concern are these young people right here, making sure they keep this in the right perspective. They just had an historic year. Don't you look at anything else. There's not one kid in this team that would be blamed for us losing this game. If you want to blame somebody, blame me. We were down eight. The game probably should have been over. These kids just fought. All of a sudden I look up, we're up four. I'm like, We're going to win this thing. Then, you know, a play here, a play there, all of a sudden we don't post it. They crowd us, we don't post it again, we take a late shot... We're not a team that takes shot clock violations. We got three. Again, this team, the best thing for me, every one of these players has helped themselves even though they've sacrificed and been selfless. Every one of them has taken their game and their own personal stock to another level, yet they were selfless, sacrificed, brothers. They did this together.
Well said, Coach. They did do it together and it was a damn good time watching them this season. This group will forever be one of the best.

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