So let me get this straight. You were trying to limit the workouts of some of the players in the 1990s so that they wouldn't overtrain. You'd kick them out of the weight room so they wouldn't overtrain. Then they went to a local gym to continue training... so were they overtraining at that point? They did more than you wanted them to do.
And the record was still pretty good, even with the overtraining.
Exactly. And you may have missed it, but I mentioned that some of them later told me that they wish they wouldn't have done it... that they did, indeed, overtrain and that they wished they would have listened. Your point is that we still won, right? Think about how a winning '96 National Championship would have felt, then, and you get the point that the little things might add up to some bigger things.