Cooley: “All I can do is coach”

dave@friarblog —  January 29th, 2012 10:55 PM —  Comments
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“All I can do is coach. You can only put them out there. You can bring them to the race, you can’t ask them to win every day. I don’t know why.”

- Ed Cooley, via the Tampa Bay Times

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  1. Dame17 says:

    I love Cooley, but he is losing this team.  It’s not simply talent….you can see guys like Coleman totally frustrated with the benching.  I think Cooley, can’t simply say “I only coach” or  ”don’t have the talent yet” that’s such a bad leadership move on his part.  Coach’em up!  I put some of the bad USF loss play on him!    I’m a big fan of Ed and trust he will build us into a winner…but man up!  My gut is wondering if Coleman is leaving for Towson and that’d be a shame b/c that kid seems like he’s very coachable.  invest in him don’t just bury him on your bench!

    1. friarblog says:

      Keno loved to throw around the “we need better talent” card all the time

  2. MRB says:

    Right on Dame17.  Not only do I fear he is losing his team, he’s losing my confidence as a great leader.  I love to see Cooley driving accountability with his players (sitting Batts and Council sent a message that players need to do the right things), but he also needs to hold himself accountable as their coach.  Hopefully, this quote was taken slightly out of context, but I much prefer the coaching mantra, that players win games and coaches lose them.

    1. friarblog says:

      Yeah I was a little shocked by this one, given what he’s been saying all year