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It's So Hard To Say Good Bye (Week)

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Not as in Boys II Men, the prolific R&B group who covered the song made famous in Cooley High the movie, but coming off a loss like the one against Oklahoma makes you want to play again the very next week and take it out on someone else; as well as correcting the mistakes that cost you the game.  A good bye week? Not for me...maybe for the coaches to correct some things and some players to heal from injuries but all in all I would think players want to get back after it because the real potential of this UC team revealed itself including its never say die attitude.

When I was a broadcaster on 1230 WDBZ the Buzz, one of the callers had a quote I still use to this day: "If ifs were fifths, we'd all be drunk." There was never a truer statement after the turnovers, penalties, etc. against the Sooners; but it also showed this team can be aggressive, attacking and a winner no matter who they face. Someone said to me the difference in the game was one team knew how to win and the other one didn't. I can't say I totally agree with that, but for that game, I can't argue it either. UC grew into Butch's team this week and that is a strong sign that his style is taking hold, taking shape. I thought he was going to get several penalties for his outlandish expressions but the refs respected his efforts to get his team pumped up and keep them there and that's one of the reason why I like this coach. He IS a football coach complete with Cattitude, discipline, commitment and drive.

I have no doubt going forward this team, the one we saw Saturday; the one's who sprint to the opposite end of the field at the end of quarters; the one's who kept going even in the fourth quarter, represent the Butch Jones style of football that will become signature here at UC. The only downer is that I have to wait another week to see it. Oh well, I look forward to the same intensity and same effort against Miami and every Big East team on their schedule.
  
If that happens...never mind I have to remember my own quote.

That's the way I see it, sitting in The Box Seat

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