These are young adults who play for our enjoyment and the glory of our university. Most will not have pro careers as an athlete. If you’ve never been a college athlete, it’s an absolute grind. You basically have no life but school and your sport.
In our disappointment don’t forget that while the coaches are well paid professional hired guns… the kids are not and they deserve our respect and kudos … win or lose.
I know you guys know this, but it’s easy to forget. Athletes are extremely competitive and no one on that team wanted to lose tonight.