SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Doug Marrone of the Syracuse Orange looks on during the game against the Washington Huskies on September 11 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle Washington. The Huskies defeated the Orange 41-20. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
As bothered as you might have been by Saturday's crushing loss to Washington, I assure you no one was more bothered than Doug Marrone. And according to the Seattle Times' Bud Withers, HCDM shared his displeasure with the staff immediately following the game:
Syracuse coach Doug Marrone had a profanity-laced post-game talk with his team, audible to media members outside the 'Cuse locker room at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Marrone, who has brought tight discipline to the Orange program, had harsh words for the way they "travel," apparently referring to habits on the road that he feels don't help lead to victory.
On the flight out to Seattle, for instance, Marrone wanted to discourage sleeping on the plane to limit the effects of possible jet lag, so he had the lights kept on the entire flight. The Orange watched two movies, "The Karate Kid" and "Shrek," and between them, he had the team get up and walk around.
Can I make a suggestion? How bout we table Karate Kid and Shrek and put on something a little more "intense?" At the very least if we have to keep this PG let the guys watch something like The Dark Crystal. You give me a defensive line envisioning themselves as Skeksis, I'll show you a winner.