Truth is, it’s dangerous out there. My wife shared the news University of Maryland football player died while training and the coach is under investigation for harsh behavior.
My father played football at Maryland back in the 50s. Won a Sugar bowl actually. He knew all about harsh treatment from coaches and commanding officers.
I too played college football and can attest to the brutality and physicality of such a career. Abuse from coaches, however, I am uniquely qualified to share my experience. Physical fitness, conditioning, working out, 2 a days, drills, practice, scrimmage, stretching, weight training, physical therapy, all to become bigger, faster, stronger than the other guy. A coach that can inspire and motivate you to push way beyond your normal tolerance and still keep your trust is a very special person. Prized. I only had a few. But thank God for them.
I knew a couple coaches who just plain got off on working his players nearly to death.
Truth is, its dangerous out there.