Re: Some questions on this ND tragedy
Originally Posted by paintmered
You assume Kelly was accessible before practice. Coaching staffs employ grad assistants and a slew of other personnel to prepare the practice field so they can do other things. My guess is Kelly, like every other coach out there, arrives to the field a mere minute before the first whistle blows.
The kid might have had an open door to the video coordinator at ND. It's doubtful he had Kelly's ear given his place on the football staff totem pole.
Does the CEO of a company show up twenty minutes early to his meeting to interact with the co-op?
I'm not familiar with how Kelly runs his practices specifically, but I'm very familiar with some other major programs in both basketball and football. And in my experiences with them, it's very structured and you would know right where they're going to be if you need to get in touch with them about something. As a matter of practice, he wouldn't normally go to Kelly... as he wouldn't have any reason to. But let's not pretend they wouldn't be able to find the head coach of the program if he was needed in a pinch. Because that's really not likely.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda