That makes sense. I don't remember what coach said that but the press was really rough on Joubert after Torino. Going back to Matrix was a good idea.Joubert has always attributed his disappointing showing in Torino to skating an LP that did not suit him (Lord of the Dance), and has said that one of his biggest regrets was not changing it to The Matrix earlier than he did; he skated very well at 2006 Worlds after going back to that program.
I'm not sure which coach said that, but I seriously doubt it was true.
I think it's interesting to compare Josee with Joannie. Joannie struggled with her confidence at first, but she always did have that fighter's instinct.