As coaches, we oftentimes like to talk about how our players face adversity on the football field and during the peaks and valleys of games.
However, one Big 12 coordinator isn’t a believer that players encounter real adversity on the field.
After practice yesterday, Texas Tech defensive coordinator Keith Patterson provided a brief opinion in how adversity isn’t truly witnessed in football, and provided a brief lesson on perspective in the process.
“I don’t believe there is any such thing as adversity on a football field,” Patterson explained. “I tell our guys there is no such thing as a crisis. There are highs and lows of emotion, but there is no such thing as adversity on a football field.”
Today after practice, Texas Tech DC Keith Patterson revealed that he doesn't consider anything that happens on a football field adversity.
"Every Thursday we have that Special Spectator and to me I say 'you want to see the face of adversity, that's adversity.'" pic.twitter.com/g3rNM64irJ
— Eric Kelly (@EricKellyTV) September 10, 2019
Every Thursday, Patterson shared that they have a Special Spectator come out to practice (like Will Jordan pictured below)
“Every Thursday, we have that Special Spectator, and to me, I say, ‘You want to see the face of adversity…that’s adversity.”
Can’t wait to have Will Jordan join @TexasTechFB tomorrow as our Special Spectator guest!
— Texas Tech Red Raiders (@TechAthletics) August 30, 2019