Take it for what it is worth. I am deliberately leaving some things out - they are not favorable.?
Ran into two players' dads over the weekend - one kid plays a lot, the other does not. Both underclassmen. Neither parent feels unhappy with their kids' situation regarding playing time, personal development within the program, etc. Here are the main points of the conversation, nothing new to most posters but interesting to hear from parents.
1. The team has little chemistry and comradery. The players do not hang out as a team much and do not appear to play for each other. Red shirts, some squad and injured players have minimal involvement and often are not involved in practices at all. Those who are physically able to work out/ do therapy while the rest of the team practices. The dads claimed that several players feel left out and would prefer to be involved in what the team is working on.
2. ?The practices in the parents word are a "joke." Lots of wasted time standing around, and a lot of players don't even break a sweat for lack of involvement.
3. ?They both have a lot of respect for KP, and both of their sons wish he was still with the program. More to say there, but I won't get into it. Not worth it.
4. Lots of players are scratching their heads about the QB situation at the Sun Bowl. Complete lack of coaching up of MW on the sideline and they feel that he was left out to dry, so to speak.
5. In what they have seen and what their kids report back, CK is equal to MW if not better. Nobody is down on MW, but they don't feel that competition is truly rewarded at some positions.?
Some good - they both independently said that there are a lot of players to get excited about for next year. Both could not stop glowing about Scott Starr and how they look forward to seeing him healthy.