Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 11/14/11
Typically, when coaches talk about the distractions consuming their players, they mean the Big Stuff: School, family, money, relationships. Times are hard. Earning a degree is hard. Kids come from some pretty hard places. That's true at Louisville as well as anywhere else, and Charlie Strong is as accustomed as any coach to dealing with the diversions that follow his players into the locker room. As he admitted today, though, less than 48 hours after the Cardinals came out looking flat and unprepared in a 21-14 loss to Pittsburgh, Strong wasn't able to overcome the release of an addictive new video game: "Young people are dealing with so much," Strong said when talking about his team's lack of focus and preparation for the Pittsburgh game. "I told them Tuesday. I get them off the practice field and we weren't sharp, so you're thinking you come back on Wednesday and we weren't sharp then. There's a new video game that came out and those guys are so... I said, how can you allow a vid...
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