“Dad, I don’t think it is a very good job”. He paused, and with a smile I still miss every day, he responded, “If it was a very good job Cam, they would not be asking you”.
The Barassi ‘spray’ was legendary. In an era when all coaches had this arsenal in their coaching kit bag, Barass was trigger happy.
I wasn’t ready, but one of the most important lessons I would learn, a repeating pattern over the next forty years – you are never ready.
“What do I, alone, truly have to offer?”
Real confidence, it took me too long to learn, is more than belief in your plan, training, ability and experience to achieve an outcome; it’s knowing you will be ok if all of this fails.