Coach of football program that changed conferences twice in less than a year is “disappointed” by the prospect of his players having a right to a one-time transfer.
“All the guys who become great, just like you guys, how did you become better? Through the process of learning how to write an article, how to do things, you went through all the goods and bads. There’s parts of being able to move that is good for guys, but there’s a lot more worse things because guys are going to transfer because it’s the easiest thing. That’s not what makes you good.”
The great thing is he honestly believes he should be taken seriously.
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Giving a speech to players about commitment while taking calls from his agent about job offers. “ I paid my dues, now you pay yours.” would be a much better defense.
Interesting that he brings up journalism as an analogy. I’ve been a professional writer for more than 20 years, and if I was ever at a company or institution where I wasn’t being given anything to do, or I didn’t mesh with my co-workers, or my bosses were treating me unfairly, and I could find some other outlet where I’d feel more appreciated, I could give my two weeks’ notice and bounce, simple as that. These coaches seem to imply that players who want to transfer aren’t tough enough for the “real world,” but the degree to which some of them are decrying player transfers as an unprecedented privilege shows the coaches are the ones who have lost touch with what real life is like.
During the 16 year period from 1983 to 1998, Gary Patterson changed schools 10 different times.
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What good is the opportunity to salvage your lifelong dream of a pro career? Tis far more valuable to have absorbed the Wisdom of the Ridden Pine.
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Sometimes transferring is what “makes you good” like moving from Miami to UGA in Cager’s case. I highly doubt he would be even a late-round draftable prospect had he stayed in Miami for the 2019 season. The skill set was there, but he just couldn’t break through for whatever reason. He came to UGA and had a good year, and it definitely elevated his draft stock.
You do become better at a thing by working hard at that thing, but that is not the same as waiting your turn. Sometimes the situation you are in precludes you from the growth only available through game experience.
I think players should transfer as they see fit, but teams should get that scholarship back in the next signing class to make up for the (possibly) unexpected loss.
My first thought wasn’t Cager but Russell Wilson.
Russell Wilson was still pretty good at NC State, though.
Gary Patterson may be the most school committed coach in the history of coaches.
Constantly courted, continually faithful to his school and his players.
Quite a joke to try to make a hypocrite out of him. This is by far the weakest of sauce. May as well have poured Evian on your steak.
LOL…from Gary Patterson’s bio…
1982 Kansas State (GA)
1983–1984 Tennessee Tech (LB)
1986 UC Davis (LB)
1987 Cal Lutheran (DC)
1988 Pittsburg State (LB)
1989–1991 Sonoma State (DC)
1992 Oregon Lightning Bolts
1992–1994 Utah State (DB)
1995 Navy (DB)
1996–1997 New Mexico (DC/S)
1998- TCU (DC/S)
Yes, 22 years at his school.
A real ship-jumper, he is.
Nice troll. He jumped ship 10 different times in 16 years but is somehow not a ship jumper.
Lies, damn lies and statistics…
So… TCU didn’t jump two conferences in less than a year?
Strenuously object , of course. What’s next ….
Coach for a team that changed its uniform design ? Switched shoe companies ?
What about coach for a conference that left one media partner for another ?
Coach that changed pest control companies ???
Is there any coach in America qualified to have a negative opinion on player transfers ?
I don’t mind if they have a negative opinion. Just don’t couch it in some sanctimonious bullshit about how their selfishness is for the good of the kid.
These coaches know the value of the “parent trust factor” while recruiting a son or daughter to attend The University, when they get on their tiny soap box to spout “they know what’s best” for that student athlete comes out some real crap that won’t stick to the wall anymore….trusting, mentoring, maturing and direction may or may not sell in today’s world when dealing with 17/18 year olds, when they get older there is value to that trust