I guess the sign Moffit put up during the season had some truth to it.
I do put some blame on Les for this. He is the coach and the one that sets the level of intensity for the team. I'm sure Bama has players that don't give it 100% every single play every single week, but I also think that Saban's intensity curtails some, if not a lot, of slacking.
I don't dislike Sam any less. If I hated him for it, I would only be hating him for telling the truth. It is a let down and he should have not said it, but it is the truth.
Remember, these are 18-22 year old guys. Many of which are away from home for the first time. Some of which come from places that aren't the safe middle class neighborhood many on this site identify with. Using Sam as an example, his brother was shot and killed in a senseless crime. We like to think of these guys as LSU football players and nothing else. Like that was what they were born to do. We tend to forget that they carry their own sets of life problems, distractions, and motivations. We forget that their probably more concerned about getting laid, resolving a fight with their girlfriend, dealing with a family problem, or getting a little money to buy something they want than the Appalachian State game that weekend. Then throw in a full time school schedule that brings its own set of problems.
College was hard enough for me and I wasn't traveling every other weekend with the eyes of 10s of thousands of people watching me. I can only imagine what it's like for some of them.
This post was edited on 2/24 at 1:21 pm