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This point shows up frequently when evaluating the 2012 edition of the Crimson Tide. It should, of course, since 2010 is so fresh on the minds of fans.
What isn't mentioned is the red flag that crops up in many cases, such as this article from uwire.com.
It's absolutely fine that the 2012 Capstone Kids are striving to avoid complacency. It's all good that they want to avoid another 2010 debacle.
What's not all good is that it seems they are simply avoiding it like it's something on a checklist at this point. (Granted, it kind of is...at least until the season starts.)
The kids keep tossing around words like leadership and complacency. They want to avoid another 2010, and they know all the buzzwords surrounding the potential letdown.
The elephant in the room here is that nobody is talking about how badly they want their first, second, third or 15th championship. (Depending on how long they've been there or what perspective they choose to have.)
It's not necessarily scary to me, but it's definitely a red flag. If you're focused on the goal, it's much easier to achieve. If you're focused on the past or just the path to the goal, it's easy to stumble.
Ask the seniors, they were there in 2009 and 2010.