...and sometimes we realize how stupid we are. I promise you, after reading this, you won't feel as bad about your biggest HD blunder.
I coach at Occidental (D3) in Allen. Last season, we were pretty dang good, and I planned to make some noise in the NT. This is the projection report from the night before the CT final:
Then it all went downhill. I lost to a good (but not great) team in the CT final, but I didn't linger on the loss because the NT had arrived. Well, we made some noise alright. We (the 2 seed) lost to the 15 seed in the first round. I was understandably shocked, bewildered, etc. I couldn't understand the 2 game collapse to end what should have been a great season. Until now.
You see, I picked up a team in Rupp around the end of season in Allen. Recruiting passed and it came time to gameplan for the first exhibition game. My new team in Rupp runs Motion/M2M. My Occidental team runs Triangle/Press. When I clicked on the save button on the team gameplan page for my Rupp team, it "glitched" and took me unexpectedly to my Occidental team gameplan page. Thanks to my lack of technological know-how, I left the page without thinking twice and returned to my Rupp team.
Well, (already) long story short, my Occidental team lost that night in the CT final, and the next night in the first round of the NT, and now last night in the first game of the new season. Distraught, I searched the box score for an answer to my problems, then finally opened the PBP, and saw: we were running the motion/man systems that my Rupp team runs. We had been running those sets since I set up the team gameplan for my Rupp team. We had been running sets that we had F and D- IQ's in. Now it makes sense why we, who were so good on defense throughout the year, fouled everything that moved and gave up so many points.
Now I know you guys are probably gonna blast me for being so stupid, and I deserve it. I still can't believe that I didn't catch this mistake after reading the PBP of the CT final, and especially after I poured over the NT PBP to see where it all went wrong. It certainly cost me a shot at a deep NT run last year, and I'm just glad that I noticed it now before another season was lost down the drain. And that, folks, is my biggest HD blunder