Archive - Nov 23, 2012 - Sports Article
PROVIDENCE â€” Thereâ€™s a burden placed on Providenceâ€™s Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton thatâ€™s almost unrivaled in terms of their value to the team.
With point guard Vincent Council sidelined, the pressure falls squarely on Cotton and Henton to carry the load. Neither one can afford the luxury of an off night, particularly since there arenâ€™t too many proven scoring options behind them.
PROVIDENCE â€” Ed Cooley estimates that his coaching responsibilities account for â€ś20 percentâ€ť of his duties at Providence College.
Ask him just how much that small slice in an otherwise demanding pie means to him and Cooley will tell you pointblank that coaching supplies a jolt that by and large remains unmatched. The time he spends on the basketball floor alongside his assistants and players or in the video room breaking down tape is pure nirvana â€“ not to mention a prime chance to reinforce what his primary job entails.
For the three area football squads fortunate enough to land a spot on the â€śTuesday Night Lightsâ€ť dance card, it was back to work on Friday in preparation for their respective semifinal-round contests.
It goes without saying that the limited window between the Thanksgiving contests and a game filled with Super Bowl aspirations represents a busy stretch where mental preparation supersedes the physical aspect.