Sunday, December 28, 2008

A college coach's obligation to his players

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt on his recruiting pitch:

"When I recruit, I’ve never said to a player, 'Come help us win.' I tell them to come here to get a great education. Come here and hopefully you can be a good enough basketball player that you can earn a living. I know from experience that winning games for these guys in the long run really means nothing. You have a degree. You have a skill. Our job is to try to help them make the most of those two things."