Dave Aranda sounds like he’s getting out ahead of college football’s new reality.
… the Baylor coach said that he actually views the current landscape as a giant opportunity for growth for coaches.
“I think it’s good,” Aranda said. “It’s changing for sure. I think the coach that in the past that would take out his frustrations on players, that would take out his anxieties on other coaches, or take out his insecurities on players and then later call that coaching, I think that coach is probably struggling. We’ve all been around them and we’ve all probably been coached by them. I just think there’s an opportunity for that coach to grow and to really kind of transcend, man.”
I don’t know about transcending, but I do think we’ve entered an era when being a control freak isn’t what it once was. For what that’s worth.
“There’s getting out of your comfort zone and what comes of it when you stay in your comfort zone. I think the ability for coaches to have an open mind and to not look at it and say, ‘I’ve got power over players,’ but ‘I’m working with my guys, I’m seeing them as people, I’m pouring into them as people.’ That better person is going to make a better player. I think that’s going to be a view.”
For some, sure. But old habits die hard.