I wish we could all move on from the Edsall topic and just support the program without negativity or fighting, so hopefully this is my last post on the matter. But a lot of people against Edsall have brought up that they don't like his military like approach and how it is believed there is discontent in the locker room.
But to me, what really stands out is what Quintin McCree said to the media today. For those who may not remember, McCree is a senior WR who had the biggest game of his career against FSU this season, but was also suspended for a couple games along with Ronnie Tyler for getting in trouble at a 7-11 I believe. Some took issue with the suspension and pointed it's just another example of how he's losing the locker room.
From what McCree said, I don't think that could be further from the truth. “Just the fact that you’ve got to make the right decisions,” McCree said. “That’s what I learned from it. That is probably the turning point of decisions in my life. You’ve got to really control your actions and what you do. Since then, things have been straightforward. I’ve been focused on football, trying to stay on the right track and out of trouble. Just do the right things really.” Hat tip to IMS for transcribing it all, and if you're not on IMS as well as this site, I'm not sure what you're doing.
Sure McCree is only one player who is talking to the media, wanting to say the right things. It wouldn't be the first time I've looked like I fool in my life, but I believe what he says. Edsall is having a positive impact on these student-athletes and helping to reshape their lives. There are going to be a handful of players that aren't happy, that's what happens every time there's a coaching change. We could've brought in Joe Gibbs and there would be guys that were unhappy in the locker room. So there are positives beyond the wins and losses, you may just have to look for them. That doesn't excuse the record for this season, but it does make me feel better about the future.