Well it looks like I wasn't too far off the mark when I posted 11 days ago...
Heh. I should apply for the coaching position. Jks.
I love you, Scarra, and you're super knowledgeable about the game and the team but I think you needed some help as a coach. Imo coaches need to be both "good cop" and "bad cop" and you've just never struck me as a "bad cop" taskmaster. Maybe you'll consider staying as a co-coach? Is that a thing? I don't know.
Things I want to see from the team:
*Link, I'm still a fan of yours and I believe. When you were motivated, I think you had a really good shot as top 3 if not top 2 mids in NA. Everyone was also praising our PnB phase. It's really really hard to play under pressure and it gets to the best of us. But, if you're staying with us, you will need to learn to play under pressure. It's really a part of the job. The only thing I can say is that (like with any sport), you're more likely to perform if you're comfortable. I think it'll go a long way to help if you pick up your comfort champs again (don't pull out Karthus in playoffs please...)
*Xmithie, you've had amazing vision control all split but then it seemed to fall off. It seemed that you were less comfortable on tanky junglers and needed to balance ganking + farming more. I feel like you don't need to be pressured to gank so much if you're behind since you risk putting the team even further behind. It's ok to just farm up sometimes. You also really need to work on your engages but I don't know what there's to be done about that other than practice (team as a whole needs work in this area)
*Zion and DL, keep doing what the two of you are doing, I feel like you've both been really consistent this split. Try not to get caught out? You both seem really calm though, maybe it would help if one of you two shot-called or called out engages?
*Aprho, I feel you're a beast but for some reason I feel that you've become weaker with peel/disengage supports (other than Lulu) this split aside from that amazing Janna ultimate in the first TSM game. Maybe practice those?
*Aside from finding an identity, I feel like the team really needs better engages (teamfighting will come with practice + finding identity)