While it’s easy to get frustrated with the advent of social media or college football message boards and all the harm that wave of technology has brought to the sport—there are some modern-day benefits as well; starting with videos like these.
Where fans used to be limited to morning-after newspaper quotes from a post-game presser, or at best—critics giving their Monday morning take on the big game, via sports talk radio—we’re now in an era where videos of a head coach breaking down film and offering up and in-depth study of a game is easily accessible for those who want it.
The embedded clip below is a 21-minute deep-dive between Miami head coach Manny Diaz and long time voices of the Hurricanes; Don Bailey Jr. and Joe Zagacki. Where the latter two can go full-blown homerism, these in-depth segments aren’t capable of being fluff pieces—as it’s an assessment of the X’s and O’s; what went right, what went wrong—and why.
Understandably people are still frustrated by early, close losses to Florida and North Carolina; though many are (obviously) dragging over a decade’s worth of anger-over-irrelevancy into their inability to process the loss.
This video won’t suddenly make those early losses feel any better—nor does a trouncing of a cupcake like Bethune-Cookman—but Diaz’s assessment of things should at least bring some comfort as the Canes’ newest leader seems very clear-cut on what was, what should be and what it will take to get things corrected at the University of Miami.
Honestly, if you don’t have time for the whole thing, at least make time to watch from the 13:00 mark on. Fans love harping on social media about losses being unacceptable and what not, without a fair assessment of what played out, as well as a slowed down look at every aspect of the play—the good, the bad and the ugly.