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“I just needed some time,” Schobel said. “The last couple of weeks, I started thinking, ‘It ain’t so bad.’ … Maybe it’s the midweek blues, I don’t know.”

Also factoring into Schobel’s decision is whether he has enough time to relocate his family back to Buffalo and able to get his children into the same school they’ve attended in the past.

That’s a switch after Schobel, in March, said he was open to the possibility of living alone in Buffalo and traveling to Texas to be with his family on days off. He’s now realized that the travel would wear him out.

One thing he is certain of is this will be his last season.

“I’ll be 33 in September and I’ve got to get on with my life,” he said.

Schobel apologized for wavering on his decision, but said it’s one he doesn’t take lightly.

“I know I’m probably annoying people, but you’ve got to be 100 percent committed to this,” Schobel said. “I apologize to the people I’ve irritated. But I guess I can’t please everyone.”