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RE: It is reasonable to question everything...

Posted By: CityUTE
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:05 am

I just think it's leadership on offense. Not as in "nobody is in charge" but as in "our leash as an offense is really, really long."

I'm using corporate life as a model here, because that's what I know. There are divisions of the company that the C-suite cares about and is keeping their eye on. Those divisions work hard, and tweaks get made every single week, some from management, some from on high. Because there is a chain of accountability that is very active.

Then there are divisions of the company that the C-suite doesn't care about or keep their eye on, day-to-day. Those divisions, bottom to top, end up on autopilot, because everyone knows they're really not accountable for much more other than showing up, day-to-day.

Once a year or once every couple of years, the autopilot divisions will be named as underperforming and there'll be a shakeup. A bunch of senior management will go, and new, "world class" senior management will be put in their place. But post-shakeup, because they're not favorites of the C-suite, they're back on autopilot again in short order.

I'm not close to the program in any way, but Whitt is a defensive coach, and we field a solid-to-great defense, every single year. Meanwhile, the offense is generally on autopilot, and the only accountability comes with the periodic shakeup.

I have no trouble believing, and this is my suspicion, that there's just not a lot of day-to-day leadership alignment, no coherent chain of effort and accountability from Whit -> Troy -> assistants -> captains in a coherent, all-in together sort of way, because the HC doesn't care concretely, day-to-day, about offense, and this trickles downward, waterfall-style.

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UtahFanSir icon NEW: It is reasonable to question everything... (long)
UtahFanSir - -- Sunday 16 September 2018, at 10:52 am [ID# 1923778] [reply]
The Thrill icon NEW: Utah is fine. Put yourself in the shoes on the 80 teams behind Utah right now.
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Sunday 16 September 2018, at 10:59 am [ID# 1923780] [reply]
o NEW: Those teams would have put up more points last night. (nm)
Swmorgan77 - -- Sunday 16 September 2018, at 02:06 pm [ID# 1923821] [reply]
o NEW: RE: It is reasonable to question everything...
CityUTE - -- Sunday 16 September 2018, at 11:05 am [ID# 1923781] [reply]
LA Ute icon NEW: Excellent insights. Thanks. (nm)
LA Ute - -- Sunday 16 September 2018, at 12:41 pm [ID# 1923806] [reply]
o NEW: With regard to "crisis"...
CityUTE - -- Sunday 16 September 2018, at 11:10 am [ID# 1923782] [reply]
o NEW: I expect Washington to lose 3 conference games after last night. They are very beatable. (nm)
Swmorgan77 - -- Sunday 16 September 2018, at 02:05 pm [ID# 1923820] [reply]
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