I disagree. If his attitude isn't right, I don't want him back, I don't care if he is our best player. Fix the attitude or get lost. It's selfish and can spread like cancer. As a coach, I'd much rather coach a player that is lacking talent, but has great attitude and work ethic than a talented, entitled, selfish player. I've coached both and I can tell you with certainty that "best player" can be misinterpreted. If he has a crap attitude, he isn't our best player, I don't care what the stats say. "Best" players make the team better in practice, in games, and motivate others around them to work. Our team works hard despite Cartier's pouting. Cancer attitudes take the fun right out of sports and taint younger players.KsJoey wrote: ↑January 30th, 2020, 12:12 amYou take the good with the bad, with Cartier. You still want your best player back next season, and yes, without Sneed, Cartier will be our best player. Maybe we get lucky and a freshman surpasses him, but I definitely wouldn’t count on it. Cartier is the only guy that can create his own shot.
You don't build championship programs by keeping cancers around. Foster leaving set us back a couple of years, but Foster staying, with the attitude he had, would have likely set us back more. There is just no room for that kind of mentality in a team sport. Our young guys don't need continued exposure to that kind of crap. If this is indeed the case with Cartier (and I don't know for certain, but it's looking like it) , I hope Weber handles it better than Foster. Don't jack around by sitting him for spurts or a half. Suspend him until his attitude is fixed and has been displayed that way for multiple days in a row. Make him sit on the bench in street clothes for 2 games and cheer on his teammates. If he truly wants to be here, it'll get fixed, if not he'll likely quit.
Putting yourself before your team should not be stood for at any level. If his attitude is bad, that's what he's doing. As far as I'm concerned, that behavior isn't worthy of a scholarship or wearing KSTATE on your jersey.