Here’s a better mantra: “It’s not about Xs and Os, it’s about Jimmys and Joes.” The basketball team wins because they have Haws, Toolson, Barcello, (and Nixon). And Pope’s provided a framework for them to thrive in.
Zach’s got the right attitude, he just doesn’t have receivers who run reliable routes or running backs who can carry the load and do their fair share. It’s all on him right now. That’s why our coaches were begging Utah’s 3rd string running back for help. By your logic, maybe they should stop recruiting and just encourage players to do more team building seminars and trust falls.