I'm still having a pretty rough time with how our Nationals went.
We built a team identity that was incredibly volatile. When we played well, we were unbeatable. When we played poorly, like in the semis, we lost and lost badly.
I can't escape the feeling that this is a coaching mistake. Meaning my mistake. To build a team that you know contains a flaw seems foolish. It was a team built to be great, not good. If we'd played great the whole way through Nationals, I would be feeling vindicated right now.
I want another month with this team. Come back to Eugene. Back to practice. Iron out the kinks. Be great.