You have to be a little bit crazy to be a college football strength coach. These are the guys who come to the football building at four or five in the morning to work out before putting the team though its own workout and are screaming and running around like a mad man to motivate players.
Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran made a name for himself when he was profiled by HBO for his wild tactics and on Monday Louisiana Tech’s Kurt Hester put on full pads and a helmet to pump the team up.
KTVE 10 has the video and it’s awesome.
“When we don’t have that energy, (Hester) tries to find ways to bring energy to the team. Coming out today as a football player, I didn’t know it was him until he actually came close. We needed that,” said wide receiver Sterling Griffin.
Head coach Skip Holtz said some players even compared Hester to Bobby Boucher from “The Waterboy.”
“When he came running out of the tunnel, they started calling him Bobby Boucher. That’s when I learned about it,” Holtz said. “What he does from a morale standpoint in the weight room and to see him come out here and get dressed and go through tackling drills – I said to one of the players ‘How’d he do in the tackling drill?’ and he said ‘Well he looks good in his uniform but you can tell he’s old.’”
He may be old, but if he’s helping his team get better it’s definitely worth it.
Looking good, coach.
- - -