Last night, former Syracuse head football coach Doug Marrone shared a sentiment that may or may not surprise you:
"I think I'm pretty much upset all the time."
As he continued to explain to Syracuse.com's Matthew Fairburn:
"I always have a high level of frustration," Marrone said. "I do. It’s the way I’m built. I want it to be perfect, and a lot of times I feel like I can do a better job and why what I’m saying isn’t getting across and how I can say it better. When it comes down to the line, I take a lot of pride in how I communicate with them. When they don’t get it or don’t seem to understand it, I get upset."
So in conclusion, Doug Marrone is the Incredibly Morose Hulk?
It's unlikely that he's a depressed, green experiment-gone-wrong, so let's look at some other possibilities for this constant state of being upset that our former head coach is describing. I mean, this wasn't that long ago, was it?
Possible Reasons Doug Marrone is "Pretty Much Upset All the Time":
- Vernacular adjustment: Read that Fairburn piece again. Not a single "tremendous" or "standpoint" in the entire selection. The change could be a shock to his equilibrium.
- Color palette withdrawal: Look at this man in orange. Now look at him in red and blue. He knows that that orange he's currently wearing is simply too red.
- Football game temperature: He was so used to playing indoors. Where his team plays now, it's so cold that it looks like a hockey arena.
- Separation Anxiety: I mean, look at these guys. They must miss each other.
- Marketing Confusion: From "New York's College Team" to "New York's Only Football Team, Sort Of." Change is hard.
So Doug, we hope you can cheer up. If not now, then one day in the future, when you once again throw on some
orange PLATINUM and come back to the Hill. Just please, avoid this...