Saturday, November 20, 2010

Here's why you don't make your own kid the quarterback

The Western Mustangs blew a golden opportunity to advance to the Vanier Cup today, thanks to some of the most inept quarterbacking I've ever seen at the CIS level. The Mustangs lost 13-11 at Laval in the national semi-final, with 'Stangs quarterback Donnie Marshall completing just 9 of 19 passes for a meagre 61 yards and four interceptions!

So, why didn't the Mustangs replace young Marshall when it was obvious he was in way over his head? Maybe because his dad (Greg) is the head coach. Not a good scenario.

In the meantime, Western's championship dreams lay dashed on the jagged rocks of nepotism...


Anonymous said...

Remember this posting Mr. RMF coach of the year. It could have been worse. It could have been like Russ Parker and Brent.

Pac58 said...

Pretty simple really. To play quarterback, the coach's son (or daughter, I suppose) has to be much, much, much better than the next best person. If that's not the case, it's just not worth the trouble.

As for the Pats, that's a topic for a whole different post!