Aggies take program to new territory
Teaching athletes isn’t always about fundamentals and the game itself, sometimes you have to get the players to think like a coach, to look at the overall picture.
OK, so you’ve heard coaches often talk about getting their players to take one game at a time but there comes a time when players need to understand just how important each game is when it comes to the second season; the playoffs.
While following the Aggies Saturday on the Web, this writer harkened back to an interview with Cameron softball coach Dennis Furr after watching his team sweep perennial power West Texas A&M in a doubleheader at the mid-point of the season.
Despite that huge doubleheader sweep and the series victory over the Buffs, Furr was looking back at the start of the conference season when his Aggies lost four early series that put them in an early hole.
He didn’t say as much that day, but you could sense that he was concerned those early losses could hurt his team when it came time to rank the teams before the NCAA Division II Tournament.
And, when his team wound up being sixth in the seedings, it meant the Aggies had to play tougher teams but also they had to go on the road for both the Lone Star Conference Tournament and the NCAA Division II Regional.