During tough times great coaches must look for ways to pull their teams out of its funk.
With many top teams struggling this week, many coaches will be pulling out their own bag of tricks to refocus, re-energize and rebuild their team’s confidence.
Kansas Jayhawks Head Coach Bill Self has a monumental job of doing this as his program is on a three-game losing streak, the likes that the Jayhawks faithful have not seen since 2005.
In that same group of coaches, is the Creighton Bluejays Head Coach Greg McDermott.
Creighton finds itself in a three way tie for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference along with Indiana StateSycamores and the Wichita State Shockers.
Unfortunately for McDermott, Creighton has lost to both the Sycamores and the Shockers. Creighton has lost its last two games and four of its last seven contests. They find themselves 9-4 in the MVC and 20-5 overall.
So how does Coach McDermott get his Bluejays back to their winning ways?
Simple, follow himself on Twitter.
On Jan. 23 of this year, following a five point loss to the Drake Bulldogs, McDermott tweeted, “Things I know for sure: 1. The sun will come up today 2. I love my team 3. We will get better 4. We won’t point fingers 5. Learn and move on.” This is exactly what the Bluejays need to remember.
The Bluejays are a good team and just need to stay the course.
Doug McDermott, Greg’s son, may be the best player in college basketball, but even he struggled from the field last night (by his standards) in the Bluejays lost to the Illinois State Redbirds.
Doug McDermott will get back on track and Greg McDermott will continue to improve his team.
Hopefully all the Creighton players follow their coach on Twitter (it is @cucoachmac if they need it) because that message is the best message he can give them as tournament time approaches.
Follow Bert DeSalvo on Twitter @CoachDeSalvo