There are plenty of times as a sportswriter when you deal with coaches who aren't real happy.
That was the case Sunday, after the TCU women's basketball team defeated Sam Houston State 89-75 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Word spread that Lady Frogs coach Jeff Mittie wasn't too happy, and it didn't take long to figure out that was true.
But that also led to a bit of venting on Mittie's part.
"I told them I wasn't going to help them out a whole lot today,'' he said. "I'm not going to hold their hand all year. I wasn't going to hold their hand today. They were going to have to figure some things out on their own. If they want to be a really good team, they're going to have to do some things on their own. There's only so many timeouts I get, there's only so many media timeouts. For us to be a really good basketball team, they're going to have to be able to make some decisions on their own."
Mittie explained that part of his problem with this team centers around its inability to handle success.
When asked how practice would be this week, Mittie said he's moving on.
"We'll turn the page. Practice will be like practice always is,'' he said. "I wasn't pleased with them Friday. We come off Thursday night’s game (with UTA) shooting 3-of-27 to start the game, and I didn't see a lot of people in that gym working before practice. That concerns me. That's what I'm talking about with handling success."