Frank Martin has been the man at the forefront of 7-seed South Carolina’s run, first beating Marquette in the NCAA tournament before going on to beat Duke, Baylor and Florida to punch their improbable ticket to the Final Four against 1-seed Gonzaga.
The extra time that Martin has had in front of reporters has led to some great, honest insight from a man whose approach to the game is still considered old-school by many.
His latest golden nugget came over the weekend when he talked about how some adults, and coaches, say that “kids have changed.”
Here’s Martin’s full comments:
“You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kid’s haven’t changed. Kid’s don’t know anything about anything.”
“We’ve changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We’re the ones that have changed. To blame kids is a cop out.”
I don’t know about you, but that’s spot on to me.
With the Final Four tipping off Saturday night, it’s going to be nice having some extra time getting insight and opinions from coach Martin. Try to enjoy it.