The Summer of Wait
by Sean Dillon
posted Apr 8 2014 10:34AM
Yup, the NCAA’s are over and we’ve come to the portion of the year where some of us just can’t wait for: the return of football. This weekend Texas Tech will host their spring game and some fans will start getting excited about the potential of these kids. But let’s be realistic with them. They are just kids. There is enough pressure that they have to perform under.
Yup, they are under pressure. We have such incredible expectations of these kids and very few times do kids perform under pressure well. Most wilt. If all of them performed well under the expectations of pressure that we as fans put them under, we’d see better results. But people fold, change and their perspectives of what is important, modify under pressure. If every #1 prospect performed like a #1, we’d talk about them for years to come.
Ryan Leaf would be a Hall of Fame QB instead of a bust and in jail. We put unreasonable expectations on these kids. We expect them to win National Championships, yet we should be expecting them to graduate instead.
So as we start to slug through the dog days of summer, we wait, for these children to be forged into men and onto the gridiron they go, fearless champions, ever be.