- Aug 27, 2011
I think that would be Hurley’s approach. We have to remember that these are kids who were promised not playing time but playing for a university in exchange for their education. No question he is sensitive to that yet we have cold hard cruel reality staring us and him in the face, which means he knows exactly what we lack and what we need to get.And Antric Klieber. And Donnell Beverley.
People are conflating encouraging folks to leave with forcing them to leave, and it's intellectually dishonest. There are many coaches out there who, absent disciplinary issues, don't force players to leave. And if they do, word gets out and it makes it harder to recruit. But forcing someone out is entirely different than encouraging them out by letting them know they are simply not going to get playing time and if they ever want to earn money in the minor leagues or overseas they need to get their butt to a lower level where they can play. But leaving the final decision to the player
There is no reason to think Hurley isn't taking the latter approach with obvious candidates. But while it is not shockingly unusual to flat out not renew a scholarship for someone whose nose is clean but talent level is too low, that is not something that every coach does. And it's not something most coaches can do without it being turned into a recruiting weapon against you.