Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I don't see where Pete Carroll did anything wrong. But since it's Pete Carroll we'll never hear the end of it. In the past Pete Carroll has urged players to leave early if he thinks they are ready. If he doesn't think they're ready then he lets them know. That's what any good coach does. Very few players have gone against Carroll's advice. The last player I remember to do so was Mike Williams and look how he turned out. BTW, I agree with Carroll's assessment. I don't think Sanchez is quite ready for the NFL yet.
But, it's Pete Carroll so we'll just make a big deal out of nothing.
I'll take a crybaby over the cheaters in the SEC.
Victim complex. There's not exactly a long line of people waiting for Pete Carroll to step out of line, but that's exactly what he did.
And prepared or not, it would have been foolish for Sanchez to go back next year and have to compete against the likes of Colt McCoy, Sam Bradford, and Tim Tebow for draft position.
The situation is a lot like Eric Gordon's last spring at IU, yeah he would possibly be a better player, but how much higher would he have been drafted if he stayed.
The player's first job out of college is to get drafted as high as possible. The second job is to perform as well as possible for the team that drafts him. The second job doesn't come before the first job.