Oct. 2, 2012
Hoya Notes - Moving on From Saturday's Loss and Preparing for Patriot League Play
From The Desk of Kevin Kelly
Dear family, friends and fans,
First of all, I want to thank all of the alums, the friends and family of the Georgetown football program and all of the fans for the great showing and atmosphere on Saturday, it is sincerely appreciated by all of us. We just wish the end result was different and that we had performed better in front of the sellout crowd.
On Sunday, what I told the guys was that I didn't do a good enough job of preparing them and that we, as coaches didn't do a good enough job in any of the three phases of the game. On offense, we did not score enough points. On defense, we did some nice things, but we were too inconsistent and did not play well enough to win. Our special teams unit gave up the touchdown and did not have its best game. Now our task is learning from this game and moving on.
This season, we have dealt with adversity and seen immediate positive results. We rallied around Aaron Aiken after we lost Isaiah, our starting quarterback and captain, in our first game. We rallied around Stephen Skon, after Aaron was lost at Princeton. Now we need to see how this team reacts to being beaten.
On Saturday night, my wife, Kathy passed along a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., that she had found, which was much more eloquent than anything I could have said to our team. On Sunday, I relayed this message to our guys. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Like last season, after our loss to Bucknell, we will head to New York City to try to bounce back. This season, we play a very improved Fordham team with a new coaching staff, headed by Joe Moorhead, a former assistant coach here at Georgetown. Joe has taken over at Fordham and done a very nice job with their personnel, so we know we'll have our hands full, as we expect to for the rest of the way in Patriot League play.
We'll depart from campus on Friday afternoon so most of our student-athletes will be able to attend their classes. We'll have our walk-through on our own field to avoid driving over the bridge into the Bronx on Friday afternoon, and go straight to our hotel where we'll have our offensive and defensive meetings that evening to continue to prepare to beat Fordham!
We hope to see many of you there at Jack Coffey Field for Saturday's game!
Win the Day!
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