Thursday, January 10, 2013

Making changes can be beneficial


If this is not daring I don't know what is, but it worked. Sometimes in life when things don't work out you have to go back to the drawing board. Sometimes it doesn't take much thinking but just simply making the change/changes. Sometimes changes have to be made for the better, but also, it will always take group of players' to complete the task at hand. I was surfing (the net) found and read this article on Coach Mike Lonergan and his George Washington men's basketball team. He found his team struggling to put the ball in the basket so he decided to make some changes to start five freshmen for the betterment of his team. It worked. The Colonials won.

They beat the Bonnies of St. Boneventure, the defending A-10 champs 78-59 starting five freshmen. I know this took some time to think about and also maybe think outside of the box? Whatever it is it worked and sometimes this can and has to be done. I guess that's why they call it "change." Now, I don't expect the Hoyas to make these changes as a whole, but it wouldn't hurt to start somewhere.

I think these Colonial players were ready because they knew someone took a chance and believed in them and they felt honored and confident, so they showed their appreciation to their coaching staff to complete the task at hand. Here's an article Ben Standig wrote about GW's five freshman starters:  GW Boldy Starts Five Freshman in rout of the Bonnies. A learning process for George Washington.

So what do you think? I think it was a well thought out, smart, and bold move by the GW staff. Sometimes you have to do what you to do to make it work!

"Faith Develops In Adversity" - John Thompson Jr.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. Was yelling at the screen - PUT THE FROSH IN, COACH! At least for spot duty. Put those athletes in, trust them JTIII.