Stuff like this drives me nuts. I go to the gym with one of the guys I graduated with and he currently plays football for Villanova. He hasn't started in 3 years being at Nova. He'll be a RS JR going into next season.
Anyways, he's been working out with his dad every day and he keeps yelling at him, "You wanna be the starting safety, you better suck it up." "You want it, you gotta get it."
I know you can't blame everything on parenting, but when his dad is openly saying, "If it was up to me, he would leave" then obviously there's no words of motivation from his father.
Kids these days just have no motivation and just want the job handed to them.
Out of all the football players I graduated with (and this is from an 11-1 D-2 team in Ohio), only 2 are playing football now.
2 went to Mount Union (one quit in he off season, and the other quit after a few practices the next year because he wanted to be the starter over a SR even though he was a RS FR and was practically guaranteed to start the following year).
1 went to Akron and quit after a year
A few went to the military instead of play football
1 went to Notre Dame in Cleveland and quit instantly
The two playing are at Nova and Duequesne (sp). The one playing at Duequesne complained on facebook about how football sucked and he should be starting. I'm not sure how the coach allowed it and kept him on the team.