September 25, 2009

Constructive criticism rules in return to practice

MORGANTOWN--Bill Stewart said his role Wednesday as the Mountaineers return to practice is more of a parent than a fire-breathing football coach, at least for this week.

"I relate coaching to parenting. If I was the kind of parent that continued to harp and point fingers and blame, then I would probably lose that child because I would turn them away. If I was a lackadaisical parent, I probably wouldn't get much out of them either. What we have to do is try to be as constructive and as truthful as we can be, and figure out what happened good, bad and indifferent. There are 11 guys on offense, 11 on defense and 11 guys on special teams that could have all played better at some time during the course of the game. That is just the fact, but no one guy lost this game for us," said the WVU head coach.

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