Those are words that no kid want to hear when things are not going well. Now that I am on the flip side of the parent/child relationship, I appreciate people that have both the guts and compassion to tell someone else what they NEED, but not necessarily want, to hear. Thus this little blurb stood out to me:
Milton Butts on the example N.C. State defensive tackle Tank Tyler showed at E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, N.C.:
The thing about him was he made everyone else better. Curtis Crouch, who’s at N.C. State now – he’s a guy you’ll be calling me about next year – when he first came out Tank’s senior year he was very soft. Curtis had never played football before. He wanted to quit. These kids today all they know is air conditioning and Nintendo. They want to quit in that August heat. Tank wouldn’t let that boy quit. They both wound up at N.C. State, and one of the coaches told me this year that Curtis was holding his own against Tank. He owes his career to Tank.