Bartley: "Coach Pope has restored my confidence" 20
They might be able to keep him next season after all. He has been down in the dumps for a long time.
Frank needs the kinder, gentler touch of a Mark Pope and that is what he has been getting. Bartley said on the post game with Wrubell and Durrant that he has been working out with Pope "every morning, and that has given me confidence." Believe me, Pope is the right guy on that staff to help Bartley, regardless of what position he plays.
Halford, Sharp, Bartley, all deemed worthy for outer darkness by most of the fan base and to the deep bench by the coaches, received the chance to play out of desperation and have risen to the moment to give the big two a chance to save the season and finish with great power.