[quote author="Mike Young" date="1219361690"]But did the public scrutiny and second-thoughts on switching that he must have had have anything to do with his decreased confidence?
I think if you eliminate Merritt out of the equation, we don’t need to debate Wariner. Merritt came in and got in his head along with the coaching change. Look at JW’s semi – cruised the 44 point. He lacked confidence over Merritt, something that even Coach Hart might not have been able to fix.
I watched a similar thing happen to Andrew Rock as a frosh and soph in college. He was the far superior runner but Ben got the inside of him and got in his head.[/quote]
Ben Dreyer wasn’t in Rock’s head, trust me. Both of his years he did not run good races. He didn’t run a very good strategy. He had no problem with him indoor so he was not in his.