New head coaches are, by nature, stuck with the teams they've inherited. Sure, they can sign a recruiting class in their first few months on the job, but for the most part they're stuck with what they've been given -- and usually it isn't good. There's a reason they hired you, after all. If things were going great, you'd have never been hired in the first place.
In Everett Withers' case, he took over a Texas State team that went 3-9 in 2015. The Bobcats dipped to 2-10 in 2016, and Withers' comments indicate that, in addition to the talent deficiencies you'd expect in a coaching change, Texas State's problems started in the locker room. He also says those issues have been fixed.
Withers: I didn't like those guys last year, either. I did't like 'em. Just so you know, I didn't.
Reporter: You like these guys better?
Withers: Love 'em. Are we more talented? No. We're not. But I like being around them. I like being around our guys. They're good people.
While many coaches suffering through 2-10 seasons likely think the same thing Withers did, it's not often you hear them say it.
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