On a day when Damian Williams looked like a game changer at quarterback and a dormant running game showed signs of life, the story out of San Marcos was Head Coach Everett Withers comments about his 2016 squad.
““I didn’t like those guys last year. Are we more talented? No, we’re not,” Withers said. “But I like being around them. I like being around our guys. They are good people. Generally, I feel they have a better care for each other than a year ago. I want to be around them; I want my son to be around them. I want our coaches’ families to be around. … Last year, I didn’t bring my kids over here because I didn’t want them to be infested with what was going on.
“No disrespect to last year’s group; they didn’t know us; they didn’t know the expectations. We came in here swinging at them last year. We came here absolutely swinging at everybody in the athletic department because our standards were high.”
Who or what was going on is open to interpretation, but Withers' comments were a dramatic and seemingly needless shot at last year's squad. Taking a broad shot across the bow like that isn't something coaches typically do. Some things are better left unsaid.