To heck with “he said”, “you said”, “they said”, or what did or did not happen before. It is what it now is. My interest is who is the new coach and what does he bring to the table. On to the next, and Go Hogs!
I remember a game in 2020 when we called a time out during a punt return. The camera showed a sideline shot and Carter was screaming at Grant Morgan about something. Carter had a mask on but it was obvious he was dressing him down. Grant stood there and and took it. Pittman was standing and watching Carter and Pittman put up his hand in front of Carter to tell him to stop. Pittman then went and said something to Morgan. Morgan never seemed like the type that needed to be yelled at to get motivated. If that was how Carter was treating the players, I can see how there could have been a problem for some of them.
Coaches scream. Sometimes they go too far. How they recover from that is as important as the fact it happened.
Thank goodness my HS baseball coach jumped up by backside a time or two. He inspired me to work harder. My son has said the same thing about a travel ball coach. Coach lit him up, and then two minutes later walked up, hugged him, and said he loved him. My son would run through a brick wall for him. Sometimes you have to get their attention, but if that is all you have…it wears out quickly.
Note, too, that if everyone else on the sideline is calm and your DB coach is busting a lugnut, stroking out, then that disrupts the entire sideline. He was a new coach - he has to learn that stuff.
sources are adding up, now the Clarion Ledger is reporting it
if Catalon stayed because of Carter then he can go portal and not miss a beat even if is in school at AR this semester. Good enough to play wherever he wants. That is the only fear that I have for losing Carter.
Thoughts on Chase Lowry’s dad’s comments? Said all of the negative stuff on message boards, Twitter, etc. was true - it had a role in players leaving, his son was thinking of transferring strictly because of Carter, multiple other CBs were considering it, his son said Carter made football a miserable experience, etc.
Like I said, listening to it was an eye opening experience for me as I had been skeptical of the things being said and written about Carter.
I was incredibly hard on my players when they did something wrong but was first one there to pat them on the back when they did it right ,there has to be a balance, have to see that you are fair with them or they will never respect or play exceptionally hard for you.JMO
Most coaches are hard on players. I know mine were. But I always knew they had my back and always praised the good things. I promise I was pretty cocky and temperamental at that time. Deserved any and all punishment or a… chewing i received.
It’s a fine line for respect on both sides especially at certain levels. In this day and age I wouldn’t have a clue on the mentality of athletes.
But coaches have to know the boundaries I suppose.
That said I have no clue on Coach Carter or Coach Ashley situation or what took place.