“It’s just when it’s going to happen, and sometimes those lessons, those experiences, all those things, have to happen for you to get there,” Collins said.
Collins also was asked what he would say to Jackets fans unhappy about the loss to the Huskies and lacking confidence in the team’s future under his direction.
“I’ve addressed how much confidence I have in this team, how much confidence I have in these coaches,” he said. “I’m excited for Saturday, lessons learned from the game that we can apply. It’s just taking the next step every single week in the program to get better.”