01.Oct.2016 I Figured Out Gary Andersen
A comment of mine from the prior thread. GA is more a puzzle/complex human than Riley, but I think this sums him up:
GA needs an OC and a QB. Then he needs bodies in the trenches and depth everywhere. Is it his fault? Yes. He let too many guys walk for being weaklings who couldn’t take his mindset, and now he’s left with nothing. He burned bridges when he claims to care about the kids. What he cares about his winning and thinks he can abuse/will people into doing that with tough love and discipline, and he can’t. Some players respond to other methods. He can’t see this, and so now he’s dug his own grave. We’ll see if he digs out of it.
Definitely showed his warts. He’s a flawed coach, and now we know what WI fans were yapping about when they warned us.
I think GA gets off on that moment when a program flips and he’s constantly chasing the rush of that moment. To him that’s nirvana. It’s like a playboy who’s 60 and still constantly chasing tail. The rush of the chase never gets old for some.