I got this in an e-mail the other day from Jeremy Trent, former coach at Swartz Creek and Burton Bentley. Trent played for Coach Schmidt back in the mid 90s and has become one of the top high school coaches in the area. It was so good, I had to share it with you. I got permission to share his thoughts on the somewhat shocking news that CMU had passed over Mott head coach Steve Schmidt for the second time in six years:
Most people go to the park and sit and watch the ducks all day long on the water. They sit and watch and say ” look at those beautiful ducks.” Coach Schmidt goes to the park, sits there for five minutes and says, ” I’ll bet those ducks are pumping their feet like crazy under the water.”
CMU sat and watched ducks for two weeks. The only problem is they didn’t see the feet under the water.
My guess is the AD at CMU is sitting around right now in a $1,000 suit with a cigar and a $15 drink telling everyone he got a former coach from the Big East at CMU. I would bet my bottom dollar Coach Schmidt is already back in the gym at Mott or on the phone trying to find a place for his sophomores that he loves a place to play next year.
Success breeds success and the same goes for mediocrity. CMU just blew its chance at success and the AD is just t0o blind to see it.