10-30-2011, 11:55 AM
I'll be honest, Olympia - I've thought she would benefit from a coaching change since last Nationals. You wrote before that you don't like to criticize the elite skaters simply because the sheer amount of work, time, money spent makes it so challenging to even get to that level and it doesn't feel right (and I've often found myself withdrawing words before I type for that reason). But this long program is not the program from someone who loves to skate. Her words at icenetwork were "Pray for a miracle" at Cup of China. At this point, I want generic competition speak from Mirai as opposed to that. I don't think Carroll is entireley blameless, but Nagasu has to shoulder this, not him.
10-30-2011, 12:09 PM
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Maybe another coach would be better for Mirai. But I absolutely DO think Mirai has responsibility for this as well. Frank like any coach isn't for everyone. BUT, Mirai has had similar problems with her last coach. Showing up inconsistent not well trained etc.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
At the end of the day if the skater doesn't want it, the skater doesn't want it.
10-30-2011, 12:49 PM
People who say Mirai needs to go to Yuka and Jason need to realize that Alissa took responsibility for her skating and wanted to get better and worked her butt off. Plus they are no miracle workers. Jeremy didn't exactly light up the scoreboard last year and Adam doesn't look much improved. It's all up to Mirai to get in shape and want to skate. If she doesn't enjoy it she should quit.
10-30-2011, 01:00 PM