At around the 14 minute or so mark, Taylor McGregor relates a conversation with CSP where he shared that while talking to the team this year, it was the first time in his career that he felt that not all of the team was listening to him. Some of the players were listening to other (negative) voices in the program. She gave the strength coach as a hypothetical.
Maybe that helps understanding his downbeat tone in last week’s press conference.
The usual acknowledgment of leaders in the locker room was absent this year. CSP made the decision for Odom to leave the press box to down to the sidelines hoping to energize the defense. Some of the comments coming from CSP in the postseason indicate a less than satisfactory level of communication between himself and players with a clear slowness in player feedback. I would think he might want this improved this situation where the feedback from players was more immediate and fewer surprises.