I agree, George. Ever since the NCAA started forcing guys to receive those Charmin Ultra skin grafts, players have definitely become softer.
In a radio interview on Tuesday, University of Central Florida head coach George O’Leary — you may remember him from that time he lied on his resume when applying to coach at Notre Dame, or from the time he pushed running back Ereck Plancher to the point of death* — decided to share his thoughts about how coddled players are in today’s game:
There is no question the kids today are softer than kids in the past, in my mind. I think it comes from too much parental babying. I think that’s why it takes kids a little bit longer to play. The game is about contact. You can try to hide it any way you want, but you got to hit people whether you blocking or tackling (Coaching Search).
Thanks for sharing, George. Now don’t you have a resume to pad?
*(The UCF Athletics Association was found guilty of negligence in the death of Plancher. Inexplicably, O’Leary was allowed to keep his job.)
[Source: Coaching Search]