In sports, players are going to go through their share of ups and downs. That’s just a given. Through all of the wins and the losses, the good individual performances and the bad individual performances, not to mention everything else is going on in their lives, it can be quite difficult to maintain a steady temperament every single day.
That goes especially for college athletes. They have to deal with a variety of transitional factors, such as leaving home for the first time and adjusting to a higher level of play.