Another blowout Temple loss, and more excuses from head coach Rod Carey.
Just to be clear: Excuses are not reasons.
Not valid ones anyway.
The latest Carey excuse after a 49-7 loss to UCF was this:
“Obviously when you beat yourselves against a good football team like that, the score is going to reflect what it did today,” Carey said.
After the USF game, he said this:
“So obviously we just got beat bad, that’s the only way to put it. They took it to us tonight and we’ve got to do better as coaches, we’ve got to do better as players, and we’ve got to get back to work at it.”
After the Cincy game, he said this:
“So obviously I’m upset with the outcome. I’m upset with the second half especially. We did not play well. And they’re a really good team on top of it. So when you do not play well against good teams, that happens. So really disappointing. I thought that first half we gave ourselves a shot after giving them a free touchdown there. So it’s just what it is. We’ve got to get back to work. We’ve got to keep improving. And the bye week comes at a good time for us and we’ll go from there.”
Thanks to OwlsDaily.com for those quotes.
Sense a pattern here?
The same pattern and the same excuses will continue until the Owls finish 3-9 and close out the season.
The post-season press conference probably will be an amalgamation of all of those quotes contained in one disgusting paragraph.
My overwhelming thought today is why bother?
New Temple athletic director Arthur Johnson was spotted sitting on a folding chair and listening to those same quotes we outlined here now.
If Johnson was paying any attention, they sounded remarkably similar to the excuses Carey gave after earlier games.
A good CEO doesn’t accept excuses from a bad employee. He just thanks the employee for his services, asks for the key to the office and finds someone who doesn’t make excuses.
In the five years Al Golden spent here, he made zero excuses and solved many problems. If I’m Johnson, I’d place a phone call to Golden either Sunday or Monday and gauge his interest. If he says no, I’d pick his brain and get suggestions on the next guy.
What I won’t do?
Sit in the back on a folding chair and listen to Carey’s bullshit one more week.
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