“I had coaches come up to me and say, ‘I’ve been wanting to say that for a while now,’” Fuller told ESPN’s Courtney Cronin. This, this, is why a struggling coach was relieved of his duties sooner than most people thought he would have been.

This is a glaring and shocking display of a lack of leadership.

The kicker, who had been playing football for all of five days, had the guts and the courage to say to the team what the head coach, who had been the head coach since 2014, wouldn’t. This has nothing to do with Sarah Fuller being a woman — this has to do with leadership. I don’t care if Fuller was a woman, a man, a Senior, or a redshirt Freshman — she said what Derek Mason wouldn’t. Derek Mason lost the locker room and was fired for it.