Bernard Smalley must have been really good last year because he found favor in Santa Claus. In fact, he came a little early for the coach.
Right before Christmas, the coach was looking at an 0-5 record. His team was getting outscored, on average, by 30 points.
The offense sputtered for 37 points a game. The defense was giving up 67 points a game. Things were not going well.
Fast forward to Saturday night. The scene is dramatically different, almost like a different season entirely.