This is from reader Norman Tyau in response to Sunday’s column.
Arnold’s substitutions are >500% more than that practiced by his two immediate predecessors. Both Nash and Wallace let players sit on the bench till the last few seconds of many a game and did not develop players via substitutions throughout games. Prime, glaring example of this was Carl English who basically sat on the bench till he was needed because of an injury to a “frontline player” in the WAC end of season tournament. Then he was discovered ?
Speaking of promises being made and not kept ? Nash promised his recruits that he would be using a run-n-gun style of play but as one of the player’s Mother commented, he was full of baloney because he ended up following Wallace’s boring, ineffective and unentertaining, slow down “flex motion” offense.
And finally, discipline for not attending classes is absolutely correct punishment/motivation.